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Updated on December 3, 2018



Postdoc Openings


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Soft Materials Research Laboratory (SMRL)

Postdoc Openings


Dielectric elastomer materials and actuators


The Soft Materials Research Laboratory (SMRL) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) anticipates postdoctoral openings to develop dielectric elastomer materials and large-strain soft actuators.  The SMRL ( is a multidisciplinary research group developing synthetic polymers and nanocomposites for stretchable electronics, electromechanical, and photonic devices.

The position will give the candidates opportunity to participate also in other innovative projects. The appointment is initially for 1 year, and may be extended for up to 3 years.


Required qualification and experience include:

1.      PhD in polymer chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or related fields;

2.      Strong hands-on experience in several of these fields: dielectric elastomers, polymer materials development, solution-based nanomaterial processing, polymer thin film coating, compliant electrode materials, 3D printing, multilayer stacking, soft polymer actuator design and fabrication;

3.      Strong communication skills.



Interested candidates may contact Professor Qibing Pei at for further information.


UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. It is the policy of UCLA not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status or other protected group status.


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