CHENG-YU LAI'S ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS LAB

CHENG-YU LAI'S ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS LAB

About Our Work

 

MS and Ph.D. degree positions

We are currently recruiting graduate students for M.S. and Ph.D. positions with strong background in at least one of the following areas: Biology/Biochemistry, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering , Physics , Materials Science/Biomedical Engineering and Electronic Engineering.
We welcome self-motivated, outstanding candidates wishing to contribute to research in the area of advanced functional materials such as :
  • Cancer research: Intracellular biomacromolecules (DNA, RNA, and proteins) delivery nanodevice for biological systems; application in colorectal cancer
  • Bio-catalysis: Enzymatic conversion of non-food biomass in food products. Energy and the Environment
  • Catalysts for Biofuels Synthesis: Metal, and metal-oxide nanocatalysts on porous materials support for catalytic conversion of non-food biomass to fuels;
  • Mesoporous Silica Nanomaterials for environmental applications (sensing of water contaminants and carbon capture).
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks for catalyst, gas storage, and heat exchange applications
  • Sustainable/Bio-renewable resources utilization.
  • Other Advanced Materials Research Area:
    • Materials Chemistry
    • Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Naturally-Occurring Polymers
    • 3D Printing – In-Situ Resource Utilization (NASA)
    • Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing and Resin Design
    • Nanomedicine, Biomaterials, Bioimaging, and Tissue Engineering

Please email (clai@fiu.edu) with your research interests, unofficial transcripts and CV.​