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Interested in doing research with us? We review applications for postdoctoral, masters, and undergraduate scholars in a rolling basis.

You will work on research projects seeking to develop new materials for energy and sustainability using theory, simulations, and machine learning (learn more about some of our research directions). Our work requires background in programming, with Python our main programming language. Experience with atomistic simulations, HPC, or machine learning/deep learning is a plus. In addition to quality in research, our group strives to provide a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment.


Postdoc candidates: We currently do not have funded positions available. However, if you are applying to your own funding/fellowships, send Daniel an e-mail with your CV and a brief statement of research interests.

Current/admitted graduate students: If you have been admitted to the UCLA graduate program and would like to learn more about our group, send Daniel an e-mail with your CV and transcript to chat about opportunities of working with us.

Undergraduate students: If you are an undergraduate student interested in working with us, please send Daniel an e-mail with your CV and transcript to discuss research opportunities. You can also find information on multiple scholarships and programs for undergraduate research offered by UCLA at the Undergraduate Research Portal and the UCLA Samueli Undergraduate Research Program.

Prospective students: Applications to start in the 2024-2025 academic year have now closed. Students seeking admission to the graduate program at UCLA in future years should complete the MSE application directly. You do not have to send Daniel an e-mail - all applications will be reviewed after the official deadline (check the instructions carefully). Due to the large volume of e-mails, individual inquiries may not be responded. Some application fee waivers may apply - check the UCLA Admissions FAQs for more information.

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