Pu Chen is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Chair Professor of Nano-biomaterials in Canada in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Physics at the University of Waterloo. Academician Chen works on the research and development of molecular self/co-assembly and targeted materials in intelligent biomedical technologies. He is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of interdisciplinary research, including smart energy materials, nano-biomaterials, bio-interfacial engineering, surface thermodynamics, polymer materials, nano-scale drugs, and micro-nano-intelligence devices. He has hosted more than 50 research projects in Canada, the United States, India, Singapore, and China with funding over 100 million RMB and published over 200 SCI papers and 120 patents. The Chen team is looking for dozens of talents to join its effort in nano-biomaterials, biomedicine and smart devices.
University of Waterloo is a medium-sized public university with a focus on research and founded in 1957. Located in Waterloo, southwest of Ontario, the school is a top public university in Canada. From 2011 to 2013, the school has consistently ranked third in the list of Canadian comprehensive universities by Macleans magazine. It is one of the best universities in North America and has the highest level of research and teaching in mathematics, computer science and engineering.
1) Postdoctoral Fellows: Obtaining a Ph.D. degree within 2 years, applicants have published at least 1 paper in an SCI journal in the relevant field as the first author, and strong independent research ability and professionalism.
2) Doctoral Candidates: Excellent professional knowledge, strong academic research ability and development potential, and outstanding academic performance at home and abroad.
Research Directions (I)
Nano-biomaterials science, bioengineering, nanomedicine, molecular pharmaceutics and oncology or related research.
Areas of Research
1) Interfacial physical chemistry
Requirements: Master’s degree or above in chemistry, physical chemistry, biology, nano-biomaterials; experience in surface physical or chemical analysis, such as atomic force microscopy, isothermal calorimetry, and surface tension measurement, is a bonus.
2) Tissue fibrosis
Requirements: PhD in pharmaceutics, biology, nanoengineering or related fields; in-depth knowledge of mechanisms and pathologies of tissue fibrosis, especially skin scarring or liver fibrosis.
3) 3D tumor model and drug screening
Requirements: Master’s degree or above in biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, nanoengineering, oncology, biomedical science or medicine, especially in liver cancer.
4) Drug and gene (siRNA) delivery
Requirements: Master’s degree or above in organic chemistry, pharmaceutics, nano-biomaterials or polymer chemistry.
5) Small interfering RNA and its chemistry
Requirements: Master’s degree or above in pharmaceutics, molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields, familiar with small interfering RNAs, optimization of drug carriers, and identification of their physical and chemical properties.
Research Directions (II)
Chemistry, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science and engineering or related research fields
Areas of Research
1) Aqueous hybrid electrochemical systems
Requirements: Electrochemistry, physical chemistry, nanomaterials, and experience in aqueous hybrid battery systems preferred.
2) Nano metal-oxide electrode materials
Requirements: Electrochemistry, physical chemistry, nanomaterials, and experience in nano metal-oxide electrode materials preferred.
3) Battery systems
Requirements: Chemistry, physics, electrochemistry, materials science and engineering, and experience in novel aqueous batteries (e.g., sodium ion, zinc-lithium and zinc-bromine batteries) or familiar with battery cells and systems preferred.
4) Cathode and anode materials
Requirements: Materials, electrochemistry, priority given to those familiar with electrolytic manganese oxides, lithium manganate precursors, cathode and anode materials of aqueous lithium ion or sodium ion batteries.
5) Cathode and anode current collectors
Requirements: Materials, electrochemistry, priority given to those familiar with aqueous cathode and anode current collectors, carbon conductive agents, nickel-based cathodes (as in nickel-zinc, nickel-cadmium systems).
The support for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows will be higher than the industry standard.
1) Applicants are requested to provide a resume with a remark on the position of interest, including research awards, topics, and papers.
2) Provide scanned copies of relevant certificates: academic qualifications, degree certificates; professional title certificates; writings, research projects, patents, and award certificates.
3) Delivery email: firstname.lastname@example.org (mail title: name + research interests).