Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship in Tissue Engineering
The Advanced Nanomaterials and Manufacturing Laboratory is seeking a Ph.D. student to conduct research at the intersection of emergent 2-dimensional materials and stem cells. The PhD student will use experimental, theoretical and computational approaches to: (1) determine the fundamental cues of graphene in controlling the in vitro mechano-electrical environment of stem cells, and (2) develop multiscale models of the stress fields present during electrical stimulation of stem cells in culture. This project will provide a student with training in tissue engineering, biomolecular analysis techniques, materials synthesis and characterization methods, and finite element modeling. Knowledge gained from this project can assist the design of “smart” bioscaffolds for tissue engineering and regeneration. Interested students should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in either Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related engineering field. This graduate assistantship includes a stipend, full tuition waiver and health insurance. If you’re interested, or would like additional information, please send Dr. Estrada an email that includes your CV or resume (firstname.lastname@example.org). Preference will be given to students that apply to the Biomedical Engineering PhD program by Jan. 15th, 2020.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
The Advanced Nanomaterials and Manufacturing Laboratory is seeking two undergraduate research assistants to conduct research in 2-dimensional materials for optoelectronics and wearable sensors. Interested students should have a background in MSE, ECE, MBE, PHYS, CHEM or a related STEM field. If you’re interested, or would like additional information, please send Dr. David Estrada an email that includes your CV or resume (email@example.com). U.S. military veterans are highly encouraged to apply.
Undergraduate students interested in research to strengthen their graduate school applications should contact a potential graduate mentor about joining their project. Undergraduate researchers are encouraged to secure their own funding through work-study, research experiences for undergraduate students, the McNair Scholars program, the LSAMP program, or use independent study credits to perform research.
Currently enrolled MSE and ECE students may inquire about independent study credit.
Potential M.S. and Ph.D. students should email a current C.V. to Dr. David Estrada (MSE Program) or to Dr. Harish Subbaraman (ECE Program) and identify several fellowship programs they intend to apply for.
Post-doctoral researchers should email a current C.V. to Dr. David Estrada (MSE Program) or to Dr. Harish Subbaraman (ECE Program) and identify several fellowship programs they intend to apply for.