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. We conduct research at the interface of physics, engineering, micro/nano technology, chemistry, and biomedicine.  We are a highly dynamic group. The graduate students from our group have been recognized with more than 80 awards for their research achievements, including National Science Foundation (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.  About 20% of our Ph.D. students and postdocs have received faculty positions at research universities in the US such as University of Texas, Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, Indiana University, and West Virginia University. The group members who went back to China received 1000 Youth program from Chinese government and became faculty members at Zhejiang University and Peking University. Those who prefer industry have taken excellent job offers from companies such as Intel, GE Global Research, P&G, BD, and Dow Chemicals. Many of our Ph.D. students have such an excellent publication record that they had got their green cards (i.e., US Permanent Residency) issued BEFORE they completed their Ph.D. degrees in our group.

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

  1. Passion for innovation and excellence; relentless pursuit of results and success
  2. Excellent training in one of the following fields: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
  3. Strong publication record (highly preferred).
  4. Background: We recruit candidates with strong background in physics or engineering to develop new technologies; we also recruit candidates with strong background in chemistry or biology to develop new applications for these technologies.
  5. Ability to collaborate and work in a team

In addition to recruiting Ph.D. students solely sponsored by Duke, we are also recruiting Ph.D. students co-sponsored by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). More information about this opportunity can be found at CSC website. We are considering CSC candidates who will get Ph.D. degrees in Duke; we are also considering CSC students who will get Ph.D. degrees in China but will visit Duke for 24 months.

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: with your CV.

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.