Positions Available:


Areas of current recruiting interest:

    - flexible electronics

    - semiconducting materials: sulfides, graphene, oxides, polymer, and their nanocomposites

    - materials synthesis: hydrothermal, solution process, CVD, electrochemical

    - energy: micro-supercapacitors, electrocatalysts

    - sensors: gas, chemical, biological, pressure

The Atoms-to-Systems Lab focuses on the synthesis, integration, and application of novel electronic materials to sensing and energy fields. Our core strength is in the design and fabrication of devices. Advances in nanomaterials are made in practical devices, and, system design and integration are motivated by new material properties. These areas include sensing materials, semiconductor devices, electronic circuits, and microsystems.

For postdoc applicants eligible to be hired under the Hong Kong ITC Postdoctoral Hub (graduated from top 100 institutions from qualified disciplines or from a Hong Kong university), salary can reach $32000/month. For RA applicants eligible to be hired under the ITC Internship Programme (graduated from a Hong Kong university), salary can reach $21000/month. If this applies to you, please state clearly in cover letter/email.

Application Requirements:

Postdoctoral fellow:

(salary highly competitive) (multiple projects begin in 2019-20)

- Requires a PhD in Materials, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines

- Application package should be sent to <derekho{at}cityu.edu.hk>, including: 

1) Cover letter, 2) Research statement, 3) CV, w/ publication list and impact factors, 4) PDFs of up to 5 publications


PhD student:

- Requires a master’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree with first honors

- Please send the following info to <derekho{at}cityu.edu.hk>. Complete information will receive quicker reply.

1) GPA of all (including incomplete) degrees in % out of 100 (calculated excluding non-technical and pass/fail courses)

2) CV with publication list, state whether they are SCI top 50%

3) English test score (minimum TOFEL = 79, or IELTS = 6.5 [CET6 = 490, still accepted but may impact chance])

4) Publication samples, 1st- or 2nd-author, in PDF format

5) University ranking, e.g. from The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE).

- Timeline:

A: Fast Track (available year round): for applicants with demonstrated excellent research

B: Main Round (observe SGS deadline, usually December 1, but submission by Nov 20 highly recommended): for all applicants, including those wishing to applied for HKPFS. All applicants who pass IELTS should apply through the HKPFS route, which is automatically considered for the normal PhD admission process as well.

Research assistant:

- Requires a bachelor’s degree, with plan to continue PhD study at CityU afterwards (please state in email)

- Please email GPA / CV / English score / publication samples to <derekho{at}cityu.edu.hk>.

Financial Support for Graduate Students:

CityU studentships offer a monthly stipend of HK ~$17,000 (US ~$24,000/yr), 12 months per year, to all successful candidates. All graduate students are admitted through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) (sg@cityu.edu.hk). For admission requirements, please consult the SGS website and SGS Admission Handbook. Admission success is highly based on GPA and publication records. CityU admission deadline is in early December for admission to the following year's fall semester.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS):


Strong applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the prestigious Hong Kong PhD fellowship. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK $20,000 (~US $32,000/yr) and a conference travel allowance of HK$10,000 (~ US$1,300) per year for a period of up to three years.