The Functional Nanomaterial Research Laboratory directed by Dr. Jennifer Lu, is looking for a highly motivated and qualified postdoctoral scholar to create enabling 3D hierarchical porous carbon-based platforms for energy storage and conversion and assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students working on relevant projects. The successful candidate should have:

  • Advanced understanding of electrochemistry and spectroscopic as well as microscopic material characterization methods to establish structure – property relationship;
  • Extensive experience in nanomaterial synthesis in particular nanocarbon synthesis;
  • Strong laboratory managerial and report/paper preparation skills. A good track record in direct supervision of undergraduate and graduate students is a plus.

The appointee is expected to stay abreast of current developments and opportunities in the field of electrocatalysis and electrochemical energy storage, develop and execute research ideas and write research papers. Highly self-motivated individuals who have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent scientific research successfully and have accredited mentoring and leadership skills are highly desirable. The appointment will initially be 12 months with a high possibility for an extension of up to 12 additional months.

Applicants must have obtained a PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or a related field prior to starting the position. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled. Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. Starting dates are negotiable. Please contact Jennifer Lu at for additional information.