Postdoc Position Open

Postdoctoral Researcher Position

 The Laboratory of Advanced Biomaterials in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research fellow. Our laboratory is a core member of the newly established and NIH-funded Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) at UNH.

Recent PhD's with expertise in tissue engineering, stem cell biology and animal surgery with proven publication records and excellent written/oral communication skills are preferred. This position may be renewed on an annual basis, for up to an additional two years. The selected individual will work on an exciting project on tissue engineering and immunomodulation. As part of CIBBR, there will be opportunities to collaborate with other research groups within the center and external collaborators at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Interested candidates should submit an application as a single PDF file, containing the following:

  1.  A 1-page cover letter detailing research interests
  2.  Most recent curriculum vitae
  3.  Names and contact information (title, phone number, and email) of at least three references.

The application should be submitted via email at

Review of applications including interviews (both online and on-site) will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. International applicants must apply for the appropriate visa and gain authorization to work in the US.

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Vinjai wins the third place at the NHSEE 2017

Vinjai Vale, a junior from Philips Exeter Academy, who has done research in our lab since last summer, participated in the Science Fair hosted by New Hampshire Science and Engineering Expo (NHSEE) last week. He won the FIRST place from the Biochemistry Division, and the THIRD place in the overall fair. The title of his poster was "Engineering Surface Chemistries to Improve Tissue-Material Integration in Medical Implants". 

We are very glad that his hard work even during the Christmas break paid off with this major distinction. The good news is he gets to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May. We wish him all the best and fully support his preparation.

Vinjai was also accepted to the summer research program by Research Science Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is a highly competitive program.

Year-End Celebration

The group celebrated our successful fall semester at Kyung Jae's house with 'authentic' Korean food. The main dishes were Bulgogi, Galbi, Yukgaejang. and Bindaedduk. Food was good and abundant, and we all had a blast with 'nerdy' engineers' jokes.

Many great things happened over the fall semester. Thanh presented his research at BMES in Minneapolis, and Shelly, Alison and Salimah went to AIChE and shared their research. Rachel and Alex newly joined our group. Soon, we will have several publications.

Merry Christmas and happy new year! And see you all in Spring 2017.


Korean BBQ Night

On July 22, 2016, the group members gathered at Kyung Jae' house for Korean BBQ to celebrate our hard work during the summer. The food was good and we all had fun. We concluded the dinner with an extra-spicy Korean noodle (불닭볶음면) as 'dessert'. Most of us handled it with ease. Maybe next time, we will try something more challenging. 

We have a couple more weeks to the end of the summer semester. Let's finish strong! Good job everyone!


Summer Research Begins in the LAB

Today was the first day of the summer research in our lab. Ben (Freshman in UNH Bioengineering) and Lara (Freshman in UVM Biomedical Engieering) got off to a great start with their first experiments. We also worked on a lab cleanup which was way overdue. Salimah (Sophomore in UNH Bioenginneering) will join us starting from next week through McNair Scholarship. Shelly is busy with her PhD qualifying exam this week, but we will have her back from next week. Two talented high school students, Vinjai (Philips Exeter Academy) and Roopa (Oyster River High), will join us from Mid-June and work on exciting projects. I got a feeling that it will be a great summer for all of us!

Thanh Attends and Presents His Research at ARVO

Thanh Dinh, junior in UNH Chemical Engineering, attended the annual meeting of Association for Research of Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Seattle, WA, and presented his research entitled, "A gelatin-based adhesive combined with polydopamine coating to enhance biointegration of Boston KPro". ARVO is a prestigious medical (ophthalmology) conference, and it is a real rarity that an undergraduate student presents a research poster there.

Thanh and Alison Win the 1st and 2nd Places at URC Poster Presentation

Thanh and Alison presented their research posters at 2016 UNH's Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) yesterday.

Thanh won the Best Poster Award, and Alison won the Honorable Mention which is given to the 2nd place. These distinctions represent the hard work and excellence in research all the group members have displayed throughout the year. Kudos to everyone! (More pics in Gallery)

April 4, 2016

Salimah Hussien, sophomore in Bioengineering, applied for the McNair scholarship in March, and her application was accepted today. What is even better is the research proposal she submitted was accepted without revision! After several internal revisions, she was able to prepare an excellent research proposal. This is the second time the student in our lab achieved this feat. The first one was Thanh Dinh last year. Salimah will be working on the light-triggered differentiation of neural stem cells during the summer. Congratulations!