Applications are invited for PhD studies focused on theoretical and computational design and modeling of novel (hybrid) nanoscale systems, operated by chemical, physical and biological principles. The candidates will learn how to use ab-initio electronic structure and quantum transport methods, molecular dynamics simulations, they will be able to write their own codes in various programming languages, and acquire many other skills. We are seeking creative and highly motivated individuals, with computational skills and background in chemistry, physics or biology. Preliminary knowledge of theoreticalmethods used in the above fields is very welcome.
The research will be conducted in the group of Prof. Petr Kral in the Chemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago (http://www.chem.uic.edu/pkral/). Collaboration with other experimental and theoretical groups is essential in our research. The Chicago area has the best research institutions and possibilities for collaborations in the Midwest. Chicago alone is experiencing large scale renovations, which are particularly visible around the vibrating UIC campus with many new restaurants, cultural and sports facilities.
Interested candidates should e-mail (as soon as possible) their CV and the names and contact information of several references to: firstname.lastname@example.org Formal applicants will also need to submit GRE and TOEFLscores.