Join Us

We are eagerly looking for talents!

We are an interdisciplinary group seeking both experimentalists and theorists from various fields, including but not limited to chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and biological engineering. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and foster a collaborative group culture. We encourage interested individuals at all academic stages to contact us at qmqi [at] External funding is optional, relevant experience is preferred, motivation is mandatory!


Interested researchers looking to start January 2024 or later are encouraged to submit a CV and a cover letter summarizing past research experience, proposed project(s) and a career plan at qmqi [at] Candidates will be contacted for interviews, starting Fall 2023. Please check back often for specific project openings as well.

Graduate students

​Prospective students should first apply to the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering (fee waivers available through the Dean of Engineering). Interested MIT students should inquire Prof. Qi at qmqi [at] directly and schedule individual meetings prior to advisor selection. First-year chemical engineering students are encouraged to attend 10.990 seminar series to learn about our group and the latest recruiting information.

Undergraduate students and visiting students

Interested students looking for research opportunities (pay or credit) should inquire Prof. Qi at qmqi [at] with a CV including relevant coursework and research interests. You are also highly encouraged to contact other team members to learn about us. MIT undergraduates can also submit expressions of interest through the ELO portal.