Chapman University, Fowler School of Engineering

Position ID:Chapman University-Fowler School of Engineering-S22PDEE [#19312]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Electrical Engineering
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Engineering / Electrical Engineering, Electrical, Nano-photonic devices
Starting Date:2022/01/03
Appl Deadline:2021/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2021/11/01)
Position Description:    

General Information 

The Estakhri Research Group at Chapman University led by Prof. Mohammadi Estakhri is searching for two outstanding and motivated Postdoctoral Researchers who are interested in research in the broad area of engineering and understanding light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. Specific research areas of interest are photonic metamaterials and metasurfaces, inverse optimization and machine learning in nanophotonics, and theoretical electromagnetics. 

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one Southern California's most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all US. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Fowler School of Engineering. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by our students, faculty and researchers. 

Applicants should hold a doctoral or equivalent degree in electrical engineering, physics, optics, or related fields before the start date of the appointment. Deep understanding of electromagnetic theory and previous experience with EM simulation software is required. Familiarity with inverse optimization and machine learning methods is desired. 


The postdoctoral researcher will conduct independent research and/or collaborate on multiple research projects related to supervisors’ principal research on electromagnetic metamaterials. Primary responsibilities include 1- research, analysis, and manuscript preparation, 2- working with students, 3- contributing to dissemination of research outcome (e.g., conference presentations).

Information for Applicants

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

1)  Detailed curriculum vitae
2)  Cover letter indicating research interests, summary of previous research portfolio, and future goals (Max of 2 pages)
3)  Writing sample (re-print of a published scholarly work)
4)  Contact information of two references (reference letters are encouraged but are not required at the time of application)

Application deadline is November 1, 2021.  Applications should be addressed to Dr. Nasim Mohammadi Estakhri, Fowler School of Engineering, Chapman University.  Questions may be directed to

The position is initially for one year with potential for renewal. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. 

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at

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Further Info:
Chapman University
Fowler School of Engineering
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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