We are always looking for outstanding candidates to join the group. 

Postdoctoral Position
SME Laboratory is looking for highly creative and highly motivated postdoctoral research associates in the broad areas of soft materials, soft robotics, emerging electronics, sensors and energy devices, MEMS, bioinspired materials, and advanced manufacturing. Qualified candidate should send his/her CV with research statement (2 pages), publication list and contacts of at least 3 references to Dr. Changyong Cao (ccao@msu.edu) for consideration.


PhD/MS Position

Prospective PhD/MS students with strong motivation are encouraged to apply to the PhD/MS program in Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at MSU. In your application, please indicate your interests in working with Dr. Changyong Cao at SME Laboratory. Prior to your application, you are encouraged to send your CV and a brief description of research interest to Dr. Cao (ccao@msu.edu) for consideration. Admitted graduate students in PKG, ME, ECE, CheMS and BME are also welcome to contact Dr. Cao to discuss possible PhD/MS projects. 


You are most welcome to check the external funding opportunity that you are qualified, and discuss with Dr. Cao for the supporting of your application. 


Undergraduate Research Position
Motivated MSU undergraduate students interested in research opportunities with the SME laboratory are encouraged to contact Dr. Changyong Cao (ccao@msu.edu) for possible research projects.​ We expect the undergraduate can work collaboratively and independently in a dynamics environments and to be some of the most successful undergraduates in the country.


Visiting Scholar
We welcome highly motivated visiting PhD students and Professors (at all levels) to join us, in particularly in the areas of solid mechanics, bioinspired materials, 3D/4D printing, stretchable/printed/flexible electronics, biomaterials and biotechnology, soft robotics, MEMS/NEMS, and biomedical devices. If interested, please contact Dr. Cao (ccao@msu.edufor inquiry.