We recruit exceptional Ph.D. and postdoc candidates all year round with:

1) Passion for innovation and excellence; relentless pursuit of results and success
2) Excellent training and previous research experience in Science/Engineering, especially in acoustic bubbles, acoustofluidics and biosensors (strong publication record is highly preferred)
3) Ability to collaborate and work in a team

If you are interested in joining us, please send Prof. Jie Xu (email: the following two documents:

1) Your CV;
2) A short proposal (no more than two pages) describing how you will contribute (what kind of research you would do once you join us) and justifying why you can contribute to our research.

Note that: Prof. Xu will NOT respond to any inquiries that do not come with a CV or a proposal.


Currently enrolled Master’s students and undergraduate students especially honors students are welcome to contact Dr. Xu for research opportunities.

We also welcome self-supported visiting scholars or exchange students as well as high school volunteer researchers.


For more information about various financial resources, see below:

Financial Resources

Graduate:  Graduate Funding Overview

Graduate (US citizens): NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Graduate (PhD): Link Foundation Fellowships

Graduate (Masters)/Undergrad: ISA Scholarships

Chinese applicants: China Scholarship Council

Chinese applicants: Chiang Chen Overseas Fellowship

Undergrad: Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Undergrad: Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award

Undergrad/Graduate: Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Undergrad/Graduate: Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship

Undergrad/Graduate/High school: ASME Scholarship List

Undergrad research opportunities: