“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
We are looking for highly motivated student researchers (graduate and undergraduate), postdocs, and visiting scholars. If you are interested in joining us, please find the email address in the CONNECT section and send us the corresponding information.
For prospective graduate students, we would like you to have solid scientific strength in one of the areas: physics, optics, mechanics, energy conversion, and materials science at small (micro, nano, molecular, or atomic) scales. Experience with optical experiments, nano-fabrication, and analytical/numerical simulations is a plus but not necessary. If you are interested, please email your CV and writing samples (if any) with a subject of “Ph.D. application.” Please also state your ideal career path in the email. To thank you for taking the time to apply for the position, Dr. Lan will read and reply to every received email with thoughtful consideration.
For prospective postdoctoral fellows, please contact Dr. Lan directly by email with your CV, a description of your research interests, and contact information for three references. If you have extra information such as independent funding experience, please also put it in the email.
For prospective interns or visiting scholars, we would like you to maximize the length of stay, because achieving results in a short time frame (less than four months) is very challenging.