Welcome to J.W. Hong's Systems and Nanomaterials Engineering Laboratories (SNEL) at Auburn University. Our current research interests are very Interdisciplinary in the fields of nano/microfluidic systems design and fabrication, nanomaterials syntheses and characterization, and clean and sustainable energy production. More specifically, we are focusing on the development of integrated microfluidic systems for automated systems biotechnology targeting nanoliter, picoliter, or femtoliter levels of samples and reagents. We have successfully demonstrated parallel and distributed microfluidic systems for reaction kinetics and landscaping study. Regarding nanomaterials research, we have developed unique microreactors through our digitally programmable microdroplet generation system for low temperature nanoparticle synthesis. This can be applied to semiconductor and polymer nanomaterials synthesis. We also are interested in green electrical energy production directly from non-eatable biological resources through biochemical catalytic reactions or microbial metabolic degradations.

Several Openings Are Available

Openings are available for both postdoctoral scholars and graduate students.

Mar 21, 2008

Two postdoctoral positions in fluid mechanics and biofuel cell

Dr. JW Hong's Nanofluidics Group at the Auburn University invites applications for two postdoctoral positions to work on projects related to microscale fluid mechanics and biological fuel cell. Our current research has focused on integrated nano/micro systems for nanomaterials processing, environmental treatment, and biotechnology/medicine. continue...

Postdoctoral Scholars

We have currently openings for a couple of qualified postdoctoral scholars, Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Electrical Engineering are preferred but not limited to. As our research is very interdisciplinary and non-traditional anyone who wants to explore these new fields are encouraged to contact Dr. Hong directly.

Graduate Students

Several Graduate Research Assistant(GRA) positions are available. Highly self-motivated students whose backgrounds are in Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and/or Physics are encouraged to apply.