We use multi-scale simulations and statistical mechanics to study soft matter, such as polymers and liquid crystals. We are interested in how chemical structures and compositions, together with processing conditions, can affect phase behaviors, assembly, and material properties. The physical understanding of material behaviors at different length and time scales helps us navigate the vast design parameter space for high-performance materials.

Our group plans to recruit a graduate student in 2022. If you are interested in simulations and statistical mechanics of soft materials, please submit your application ( before the deadline (12/1/2021).

The Zhang lab is also looking for a postdoc researcher to work on computational design of functional soft materials using molecular simulations, polymer physics, and data science. If you are interested in this position, please reach out to the PI via email.