Position for a PhD student at the Michigan State University, USA

Scholarship: fully-funded
Degree: BS, MS
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Fall 2023 

Scholarship Description:

The MicroTechnology Laboratory at Michigan State University seeks highly motivated Ph.D. students interested in multidisciplinary research on biomedical microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS) for brain-machine interface and biochemical sensing applications. Projects will focus on the integration of multiple modalities (e.g. electrical, mechanical and chemical) in miniaturised devices for basic neuroscience research, chemical sensing and detection, and biomedical diagnosis and therapy. Candidates will be involved in ongoing research projects in collaboration with academic and industrial researchers, and will also be responsible for reporting and presenting research results at project meetings, mentoring/training students, and publishing new research results both at conferences and in high-impact scientific journals.

The MicroTechn Laboratory is headed by Dr Wen Li and is located in the Bioengineering Facility building at Michigan State University. Dr Li has nearly 20 years of research experience in inorganic/organic micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) for biomedical applications, neural prosthetics, and biomedical system packaging. Her group has published over 100 high-impact journal and conference proceedings papers and holds numerous US patents and patent applications.

 Available Subjects:

  • Electrical engineering, bio/biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physics and materials science

Eligibility criteria:

  • Preference will be given to students with previous MEMS/bioMEMS experience.
  • Important qualities of successful candidates are enthusiasm, good hands-on and problem-solving skills, and the ability to discuss/develop their own ideas.
  • The flexibility to develop proposed research ideas that are deemed relevant in a collaborative working environment is another important qualification that successful candidates should have.
  • The project will involve collaboration with other researchers and industry, so excellent collaborative and social skills are highly valued.
  • Good communication skills in English are required as English is the primary language in our laboratory.

Application Procedure:

Please contact Dr. Wen Li, email: [email protected], tel: 517-353-7832