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Open Positions

Postdoc Positions

Currently there are no open positions, however a postdoctoral opening is anticipated in the near future. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Gor

Ph.D. Positions

Our group is specializing in porous materials and confined fluids, tackling challenges in numerous applied areas of research: membrane separations, high energy storage batteries, chemical sensing, shale gas extraction and carbon sequestration, etc. We use a combination of modeling techniques that cover both the micro and macro scales: molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, classical density functional theory (cDFT); electronic structure DFT and finite element methods (FEM). For additional information, please visit or email Dr. Gennady Gor:

Ph.D. Student Positions, starting at the nearest admission cycle (January or September): We welcome highly motivated students who are interested in pursuing interdisciplinary theoretical and computational research to join us. A combination of computational and experimental research (co-advised by Prof. Khalizov) is also an option. Students with background in one of the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: chemical engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, etc. The ideal candidate should have a M.S. degree, however outstanding candidates with a B.S. degree will also be considered.

How to apply: Initial applications should include the following:
(1) Short cover letter
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Contact information for three references
(4) Academic transcript
(5) Publications (if any)

Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Gennady Gor as a single PDF file with "PhD application" in the subject. At the next stage, GRE and TOEFL are required. Invited candidates will be required to complete a formal NJIT application as described at the NJIT admissions website.

About NJIT: NJIT is one of the US leading public research universities, with 140 years of history. NJIT is located in the vibrant University Heights district of downtown Newark, NJ, just 20 minutes from Manhattan, NY by train. More information can be found here.

Modeling Position [PDF]

Experimental Position [PDF]

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Undergraduate and MS Students

Note for potential graduate and undergraduate researchers: we are always looking for strong candidates to join the group. The list of the possible projects is given on the research page. Interested candidates should email to Dr. Gennady Gor with a short cover letter and a CV. Although most of the projects involve collaborations with experimental groups at NJIT and beyond, our research is purely theoretical and computational. Thus strong math skills is a necessary condition to join the group, programming experience is a plus.

In this short presentation Prof. Gor addresses the following questions: (1) Why it is important for an undergraduate student to do research? (2) What are the research opportunities for an undergraduate student at NJIT? (3) What research projects my group is currently working on?

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High-School Students

Each summer the Gor lab hosts high-school research interns students. Dr. Gor participates as a mentor in NJIT Provost High School Intern Program, ACS SEED program, and Liberty Science Center's summer research program Partners in Science. For details, please contact the coordinators of these programs for more information.

The following presentation gives an overview of ChemE profession and ChemE research for high-school students.

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