We are always on the lookout for energetic and talented undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scholars to join our budding research group. Preferably the graduate candidate should have background in Solid Mechanics, Composite Materials, Thermal Science, Machine Learning, and Soft Robotics. Interested individuals should contact Wanliang at with an updated CV containing contact information for three references. For selected candidates, Wanliang will respond via email within one week to schedule interviews.

Update on Sep. 10, 2021:

We have two openings for Ph.D. students to start in Spring/Fall 2022 at Syracuse University. Applicants with background in solid mechanics, materials engineering and processing, and soft robotics are strongly encouraged to apply.

We also have ONE postdoc opening in these areas. Please contact Wanliang for more details.

We welcome visiting scholars to join our group too. There is an ongoing effort to increase the presence of visiting scholars on SU campus WITH DOCTORAL DEGREES. The hosting department will receive up to $15,000 ($10,000 discretionary funds for research) to each visiting scholar selected. Please contact Wanliang for more details if interested.