Two Graduate student openings at Boise State University in US starting from 01/2015


The Advanced Energy Lab (AEL) at Boise State University in US have two immediate openings for Ph.D. students to participate a new research project awarded by Department of Energy.

Our new DOE project focuses on thermoelectric power harvesting devices for self-powered sensor networks for nuclear applications. The project is in close collaboration with industrial partners and national labs, enabling us to bridge the gap from discovery to deployment. In addition, the students will have opportunities to work closely with these external partners.

Established in 2013 by Prof. Yanliang Zhang, AEL is one of the fastest growing labs in Boise State University. We have received multiple funding awards from both government and industry. The research in AEL focuses on novel materials and devices for energy harvesting, thermal management and biomedical applications. We integrate an “Atomic to System Engineering” approach to close the gap between enhanced material properties and improved device performances.  Our research is making significant impacts by improving energy efficiency and security in broad areas.

Students of one of the following skill sets are highly preferred: thermoelectric materials fabrication (ball milling, sintering), microstructures characterization (SEM, TEM, XRD, etc), thermal/thermoelectric transport property measurements, thermoelectric device design and fabrication.

The graduate students will be offered with full coverage of tuition and very competitive stipend ($27000/year).

Application procedures: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Prof. Yanliang Zhang at

More information about research in our labs can be found via the following link:

Ph.D student

dear sir 

I'd like to join this group for this job espisaly I finish my Ph.D in thermoelectric properties of thin film