Current Openings

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The Gong Research Group at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor develops soft electronic materials and bioelectronic devices utilizing transdisciplinary approach that unites physics, chemistry, and engineering. Our vision is to develop the next generations of electronics that are soft, smart, and more interactive, and advance the technology in biomedical sensing, soft robotics, energy harvesting and storage. Starting in Jan 2021, we are looking forward to having you—the talented future science and technology leaders to joining our group. We will work together to advance science discovery, develop technologies to solve the most pressing problems, co-create a stimulating group culture of win-win teamwork.

Postdoctoral Researchers

We are hiring post-doctoral fellows (1~2 positions available) with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • nanomaterials, quantum dots, and/or organic semiconductors, polymer synthesis

  • electronics (LED, photodetector, pressure sensor) devices fabrications, characterization, and device physics

  • automation of material synthesis, optoelectroics device fabrication, and characterization

We encourage candidates with demonstrated expertise to apply. Successful candidates will be provided the freedom and guidance to initiate new research directions, be supported to conduct and publish high impact research, and develop mentoring skills while working with the graduate students in the group.

Applications materials include your CV, a one-page summary of proposed research, and the names and contact information of three referees. The application should be sent to: xwgong at umich dot edu. Please use "Postdoc Application" as the title of your email.


  • Sept. 1st 2020 Deadline for submitting application

  • Sept. 1st - 15th Application reviews

  • Oct. 1st - 15th Results to be sent back to each applicant.

  • Dec. 2020 - Mar. 2021 Flexible starting date.

*This job post was initially posted in May and revised in July.

Ph.D. Researchers

We have openings (2~4 positions available) for doctoral students from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Physics, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Prior experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred:

  • Synthesis of inorganic quantum dots/organic semiconductors

  • Electronic and mechanic study of soft materials

  • Optoelectronic and/or bioelectronic device fabrication

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, time management skills, and desire to work in research teams

If you are interested in joining the Gong Research group, we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV and electronic transcripts to xwgong at umich dot edu to initiate a conversation. For information on applying for graduate school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, please visit:

Visiting Students and Scholars

We have openings for visiting undergraduate students, master students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. Visiting scholars from all around the world are highly welcome to join us and carry out thesis or research projects in our group. Please send your CV, electronic transcripts (for visiting students), and a short summary for your proposed research to xwgong at umich dot edu to initiate a discussion with Prof. Xiwen Gong.