Soft Matter Research Laboratory

Location: Aerospace & Energetics Research Building (AERB), Room 323

Phone: 206-221-0372

Director: Amy Shen

Office: MEB 305

Office Phone: 206-221-0372

Fax: 206-685-8047



We are moving our lab in UW to Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology ( starting July 1, 2014. Postdoctoral positions are available in OIST starting July, 2014 or later. Specific projects include the development of microheaters to study interfacial dynamics, droplet microfluidics, porous media flow, and bio-MEMS. We are interested in fundamental physical mechanisms that may lead to applications in biotechnology and nanotechnology.

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For Postdoctoral Applicants

Candidates with expertise in any of the following areas will be given special consideration:


  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Polymer Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Holding a strong publication record, ability to work independently, and adaptive with new disciplines
  • Please submit curriculum vitae including names of three referees & summary of research interests and experience in a single pdf file by email to "amyqshen AT".