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We welcome highly motivated students of all levels as well as postdoctoral researchers with backgrounds including but not limited to:

  • Materials Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

All interested in joining the lab should read the following information before contacting us.


Undergraduate Students

The Lab welcomes undergraduates at all stages in their studies, from sophomore to senior, in all of the disciplines listed above to participate in research during the summer and academic year.  There are no formal application requirements but all students must commit to spending at least one full year in the lab, including one summer.

M.S. Students

The Lab welcomes M.S. students who have completed MASC 575 and MASC 576 courses. All students are expected to spend at least one full year in the lab, including one summer.

PhD Students

The Lab considers PhD students on the normal department admission cycle.

Students interested in joining the lab must apply through USC Graduate Admissions and should indicate their interest in joining the Lab in the appropriate locations in their application.

Visiting PhD Students and Researchers

The Lab welcomes visiting PhD students and scholars from national and international institutions. However, due to several restrictions and procedures that must be followed you should start planning early and contact us in advance. International visitors have to follow several protocols established by USC. Due to visa restrictions, you should plan the visit at least six months in advance. In addition, if your stipend/salary is being supported by funding from your own institution, you have to provide proof of health insurance or purchase an insurance from USC. Finally, USC does not provide housing for visitors.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Contact us for current opportunities.