​Advanced Nanomaterials Engineering Laborotory

Research Assistant Positions Available 

Advanced Nanomaterials Engineering Laboratory (ANEL) Group is located at Materials Engineering in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University.  The research of ANEL focuses on nano-biotechnology, where we use materials as the central core, build around with nanotechnology and microsystems in surface patterning, self assembly, micromachining and advanced optics to push forward the frontiers in Biosensing, Medicine/NanoEHS, Biophysics and Immunology. Specifically, we are seeking solutions allowing ultrasensitive protein biomarker detection for early disease screening and diagnosis. We are interested in multi-parametric cellular functional analysis of immune cells using optofluidics biosensors for future medicine and nano environmental health and safety. In addition, we would like to develop nanoplasmonic biosensors for mapping single cell secretion and cell-to-cell communication to gain a deeper understanding in biology and immunology. 

We are currently recruiting innovative and self-motivitated graduate students from a wide range of backgrounds (materials, engineering, biophysics, chemistry) to work in a diverse, high energy environment. Candidates with backgrounds in nanomaterials, nanotechnology, optofluidics, biophysics and immunology are highly prefered (but not required).

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and the most updated curriculum vitae to Dr. Pengyu Chen by email (pengyuc@auburn.edu).