Openings for Ph.D. students and Postdocs:

The Duke Acoustofluidics Group is inviting the most motivated, talented postdoc and Ph.D. candidates to join us in finding innovative solutions for biomedicine. 

We conduct research at the interface of acoustics, fluid mechanics, micro/nano technology, and biomedicine.  Our research findings have been reported by the journals Nature Photonics, Nature Materials, Nature, Nature Methods, National Academy of Engineering, National Science Foundation (10 times), National Institutes of Health, and more than 1000 public media such as US News and World Report, MSNBC, Yahoo News, Science Daily, Popular Science,  Wired Science, Science Mode, Popular Mechanics, R&D Magazine, Nanotechnology Now, Medical News Today, Materials Today, Physics News, Physics World Magazine, Highlights in Chemical Technology,, and They have also been highlighted in major public media in many other countries such as UK, Germany, China, Japan, India, Peru, Italy, Australia, and Argentina. The graduate students from our group have been recognized with more than 70 awards for their research achievements, including NSF Graduate Fellowships, Fulbright Scholarships, NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships, Baxter Young Investigator Awards, Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award, Founder’s prize from the American Academy of Mechanics, a Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Scholarship from Optical Society of America, a SPIE fellowship in Optics and Photonics, and best paper awards at the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposiums and MicroTAS Conferences.  Several of our Ph.D. students and postdocs have received faculty positions at research universities such as University of Texas, Austin, University of Alberta (Canada), and Peking University (China, 1000 Young Talents Program). Those who prefer industry have taken job offers from companies such as Intel, GE Global Research, and Dow Chemicals.

We are recruiting exceptional Ph.D. and postdoc candidates with:

  • Passion for innovation and excellence; relentless pursuit of results and success 
  • Excellent training and previous research experience in Science/Engineering, specifically: Acoustics, Analytical Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Optics, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, or Biology (strong publication record is highly preferred) 
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team


Once joining our group, the candidates will be collaborating with the research groups of Prof. Stephen Benkovic (, Prof. Subra Suresh ( ), and Prof. Craig Cameron ( ). If you are interested in joining us, please send to Prof. Tony Huang (email: the following two documents:

  • Your CV;
  • One short write-up (no more than one page) justifying why you can contribute to our research on acoustofluidics (the fusion of acoustics and fluid mechanics for biomedical applications) and biomicroacoustics (the fusion of acoustics and micro/nano technology for biomedical applications) and how you will contribute (what kind of research you would do once you join us).

Openings for undergraduate and M.S. students:

We are recruiting the most outstanding undergraduate students to join us in finding innovative solutions for biomedicine. If you are interested in joining us, please send to the email: Looking forward to your joining.