Open Positions


Our laboratory is always excited to hear from people who are passionate about how nanotechnology influences life sciences and vice versa. We are more entrepreneurial than most laboratories and tend to be highly collaborative and multidisciplinary. We participate in the Nanomembrane Research Group here in Rochester, so you’ll be interacting with students and professors at both RIT and UR.

Postdoctoral Fellow

We anticipate seeking a postdoctoral fellow with microfluidics and CFD experience. This person will conduct research on using ultrathin silicon-based and graphene membranes to separate toxins from blood as well as purifying cellular microvesicles or exosomes. Check back in the near future for more information, or email: Potential start date in late Spring or Summer 2017. Salary will be $48,000/year with full faculty/staff benefits including up to 9% retirement match (403b). Ideal candidates will have significant experimental and computational experience.

Graduate Students

We accept MS students from Engineering and Materials Science. We also accept PhD students from the Engineering and Microsystems programs.

The application period for Fall 2017 has now closed. We anticipate accepting additional students for either Spring 2018 or Fall 2018.

In general, we are looking for students who are excited about solving bioengineering problems using nanomaterials. One of our positions is funded by our recent NIH grant on ultrathin cellular barriers and co-culture systems (news article). A background in materials science, bioengineering, chemical or mechanical engineering is appropriate. Prior cleanroom OR cell culture experience is highly desired.

If you are a current Masters student at RIT and are seeking a thesis topic related to our ultrathin membrane research, please contact Professor Gaborski at

Undergraduate Students

Our laboratory is currently at full capacity. If you are interested in discussing a future position on our team, please stop in during office hours (Mon-Thurs 11am-noon) or send an email with your interests and background to