Open Positions

■ Postdoctoral Positions at LDCN

Three postdoctoral research associate positions are available for joining an established interdisciplinary research group based in the Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Funded by Department of Energy, the researchers will work at the intersection of nanotechnology, control engineering, MEMS design, and high-precision mechatronics. The goal of this three-year project is to develop a novel platform technology for high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a host of theoretical and experimental projects, supervise graduate and undergraduate researchers, write reports and manuscripts, attend international conferences, prepare proposals and work closely with collaborating groups based in Zyevx Labs and NIST.

The applicants should have (or be close to completing) a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, in addition to the following experiences.

Control and high-precision mechatronics: The candidate should have a strong analytical background, be familiar with advanced control design methods and have demonstrated experience with real-time control implementation for laboratory or full scale mechatronic systems.

MEMS:The candidate should have experience with MEMS design, characterization and microfabrication in a cleanroom environment and be able to design interface electronic circuits for MEMS transducers.

Nanotechnology:The candidate should be familiar with scanning probe microscopy methods and have demonstrated and substantial experience with instrumentation design for SPMs. Experience with high-speed AFM will be highly regarded. Regular users of scanning probe microscopes will not be considered.

The positions are available from May 1, 2018 and include a competitive salary and fringe benefits package. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Reza Moheimani with the following information:

  • A detailed CV including a list of publications
  • A statement of research interests and background (one page only)
  • Names and contact details of three referees

■ Prospective Students

Researchers at the Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems are at the forefront of research in nanodynamic systems and have made substantial contributions to the field. We have a fully-equipped laboratory, a group of dedicated researchers, and strong collaborations with academic and industrial research groups around the world.

As a student, you will have access to a laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment such as: scanning probe microscopes, a 3D micro laser scanning vibrometer, real-time prototyping systems, and excellent computing facilities. You will be engaged in projects at the cutting edge of nanotechnology and nanoscience. You will contribute to the development of devices and methodologies for interrogation of matter at the nanoscale utilizing systems theoretic concepts.

We encourage you to explore our website and contact the head of the laboratory, Dr. Reza Moheimani, should you need further information, or if you wish to apply for admission.