Graduate Students

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

For admission, the graduate school at UTK requires an 80 (TOEFL) or 6.5 (IELTS) for English tests. A test score in GRE is recommended but not required.

We encourage interested applicants to email Dr. Cheng to explore the opportunities of working in our group. Please include your current CV that contains your educational backgrounds and research interests, and copies of your transcripts.

Postdoctoral Researchers

We occasionally have openings for postdoctoral researchers. Successful candidates should be trained in electrochemistry and have acquaintance with electroanalytical techniques. Prior experiences with batteries, electrocatalysts and nanomaterials are preferred.

Please email Dr. Cheng to discuss opportunity. Please include brief discussions of your research interests and how working in our group would benefit your career. Please be prepared for reference letters, with one must come from your dissertation advisor. We prefer candidates with strong motivations for academia career.

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.