Graduate Students

Positions for graduate students are currently available in our group. We are looking for candidates with interests that align well with our research focuses and aim to develop a career in chemistry. Previous experiences in general electrochemistry, inorganic, polymeric or biomolecular materials, colloidal and interfacial chemistry preferred but not required. Students with either a B.S. or M.S. in a related science or engineering discipline are welcome.

The graduate school at NIU requires an 80 (TOEFL) or 6.5 (IELTS) for English tests, and a test score in GRE.

We encourage interested applicants to email Dr. Cheng with your CV that includes your educational backgrounds and research interests, and copies of your transcripts.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Positions for postdoctoral researcher on problems with beyond Li-ion batteries and/or electrocatalysts for chemical transformation are currently available. The expected starting date is Jul. 2018. Successful candidates should have backgrounds preferably on either batteries, electrocatalysts, chemically modified electrodes, nanomaterials or surface probe microscopy, and have strong motivations for pursuing an academia career.

To apply, please email Dr. Cheng with your application that includes your CV, brief description of research interests, and a cover letter with few sentences that outline how your stay with us would benefit your career. Please be prepared for reference letters, with one must from your dissertation advisor.

Visiting Scholars and Students

We are delighted to be your host and welcome applications for visiting scholars and students. We encourage you to email Dr. Cheng for more information. We are open to research topics and generally hope you can stay with us for at least one year.