Scholarship: Self-funding or scholarships
Nationality: International Students
Application deadlines: Spring or Fall 2024
The University of Rochester is a private research university located in Rochester, New York. It was founded in 1850 and is one of the world’s leading research universities (currently at #36 among national universities). The University of Rochester launched its chemical engineering program in 1915. The PhD program of UR’s Department of Chemical Engineering is now nationally ranked among the top 20, according to the most recent National Academy Review of graduate engineering programs. The department provides a vibrant learning and working environment. The city of Rochester is a high-tech powerhouse with a thriving arts scene, offering festivals, sports, and other events that students can enjoy.
The Fan lab (www.gangfanclub.com) will focus on interdisciplinary research at the interface of bioengineering, chemical engineering, and polymer chemistry to solve challenges in human health and polymer sustainability. Most recently, Dr. Gang Fan served as a postdoctoral associate at the department of chemical engineering of MIT, where he has taken inspiration from biology to improve catalytic transformations. Fan obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at UT Austin, where he harnessed the inherent activity of an electroactive microbe to control living radical polymerization. He has been the lead author of papers published in Nature Chemistry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and Journal of the American Chemical Society. He received numerous rewards for his work, including the finalist for “Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research” by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), in the MIT Chemical Engineering Postdoc Research Grant, and the PMSE Future Faculty Scholar Prize from the American Chemical Society (ACS).
- Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Material Sciences.
- ·Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Material Sciences or a related field.
- ·Students with any of the following experience are preferred: (1) Molecular biology experience including molecular cloning, cell culture, enzymatic catalysis, electrophoresis, and PCR etc. (2) Material synthesis background including polymer characterization and synthesis, organic synthesis, electrocatalysis, and chromatography etc. (3) Material characterization including rheology, electron and fluorescence microscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) etc.
- ·A strong desire to take on challenging research projects with enthusiasm, including the ability to work well in a team. Effective communication and writing skills in English.
Interested candidates should submit the following documents to Dr. Gang Fan at [email protected]: (1) CV including past research experience, past publication (if any); (2) Academic transcripts from previous institutes; (3) research and career interests.