The Microsystems and Mechanobiology Lab is currently interested in recruiting undergraduates, Masters students, Ph.D. students, and Postdocs who are interested in both biomechanics and active structures at the micro- and nanoscales.

We come from many different fields, but we share common research interests!

What are our research interests?

  • The biomechanics of development and disease
  • Sensors, actuators, and dynamic structures
  • Molecular biomachines
  • Top-down microfabrication
  • Bottom-up nanofabrication

What fields are relevant to our research?

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Physics
  • ... or any other field in engineering, science or art.

Undergraduate Research and Course Development Positions Available

We have the following two opportunities available. No prior experience required.

  • 3D printing articulated models of nucleic acids: Looking for folks eager to use Solidworks and OnShape to create models of DNA and peptide nucleic acid. (Requirements: interest in CAD and automation)

  • Course Development Assistant positions: Interested in developing a new course that introduces statics and stress analysis using mechanical design? Come and work with us Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 to help with the development of this new course. Future potential UTAs for this Fall 2022 course are encouraged to reach out as well.

PhD and Postdoc Positions Available Spring 2022 and Fall 2022

We are currently looking for postdocs and PhD students to join the lab in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 for projects related to DNA origami-based cellular delivery. Looking for researchers with experience in either cellular bioengineering or DNA origami.

How to Apply

If you are interested to join the team, please prepare the following information: a full CV indicating your background, research interests, and publications, as well as a statement of interest explaining why you are interested to join MMBL. Email your materials to us at "", and we will review your materials and get back to if we find that you might be a good fit for the lab.

If you are applying to the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering at CMU, please send these materials after you have applied to the program.

We apologize that we do not typically respond to inquiries sent to Professor Taylor's university email account, but Professor Taylor receives numerous inquiries and can only manage them using the separate "" account, which we process regularly.

We look forward to hearing from you!