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Postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions in experimental bioinspired materials and mechanical systems at Johns Hopkins University

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The Kang Group at Johns Hopkins University is looking for outstanding candidates to join the group. We have openings as below.

Postdoctoral Fellow

One postdoctoral fellow position is available from January 2015 in the area of experimental bioinspired materials and mechanical systems. Interested individuals should have a Ph.D. in related disciplines.
We are looking for a person with strong motivation, publication record, analytical and interpersonal skills and integrity with expertise in the area of mechanics of materials and structures, smart materials and systems, metamaterials, macro/micro/nanofabrications. Previous experience with 3D printing, soft lithography, micro fluidics, and finite element methods (Abaqus, etc.) are desirable.

The term of the appointment is one year with possible renewal.
If interested, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with contact information of 3 references, 2-3 representative publications and 1-2 page research plan to Prof. Kang by e-mail for consideration.

Graduate Students

One to two research assistant positions for Ph.D. students and a couple of openings for M.S.E. students in the area of experimental bioinspired materials and mechanical systems are available from January 2015. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our research, students with backgrounds in all disciplines of engineering and science including mechanical engineering, materials science & engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical & computer engineering and physics are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested students should get admission from graduate programs at Johns Hopkins University. A highly qualified incoming mechanical engineering Ph.D. student can be considered for the Department of Mechanical Engineering Fellowship.

If interested, please send a curriculum vitae with 1-2 references and a brief description of research interest to Prof. Kang by e-mail for consideration.

We are part of Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute and are located in the new Malone Hall that features excellent infrastructure and workspace. You will also have various professional development opportunities.


Prof. Sung Hoon Kang

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute

Office: Malone Hall, Room 111

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute ( addresses the fundamental science issues associated with materials under extreme conditions. Our emphasis is on the development of the strongest possible science team through structured collaborations with other universities, national laboratories and industry. Collaborations in the areas described herein are with Caltech, Rutgers University, University of Delaware and the Army Research Laboratory, as well as joint research programs with UC Santa Barbara, Washington State, Purdue and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The University is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.


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