08/04/2023    Sam presented his work on halide double perovskites at the REU poster session. 

07/01/2023    We are honored to receive the 2023-2024 Pooled Research grant from the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC) at Binghamton University.

04/21/2023    We are honored to receive the seed grant (in collaboration with Prof. Tara Dhakal and Prof. Manuel Smeu) from Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) at Binghamton University.

03/06/2023-03/10/2023    Mengen gave two talks at the 2023 APS March meeting:

01/30/2023    Mengen gave an invited talk First-principles study of planar defects in gallium oxide, and served as a session chair at the "Oxide-based Materials and Devices XIV" conference, SPIE Photonics West 2023.

01/21/2023    Chadawan Khamdang joined the group. Welcome!

01/20/2023    Mengen developed a graduate-level course 'EECE/MSE 535X Quantum Physics of Semiconductor Materials' in Spring 2023. Join us and explore the fun topics! This course is offered both in-person and via distance learning. Course syllabus is available here.

11/09/2022    Mengen is now affiliated with MSE program at Binghamton University. Looking forward to the new exciting collaborations!

Updated (02/2023) We have 1 PhD position in our group. Please see detailed descriptions below.

Dr. Mengen Wang’s group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the State University of New York at Binghamton is looking fully funded Ph.D. students in the field of computational materials science. The positions are available in Spring 2023 and Fall 2023. Research interests include the computational design of materials for next-generation energy conversion and quantum information applications.




Fully motivated students who have research experience and/or interests in first-principles computation are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong background in materials science and keen interests in condensed matter physics. The ability to work effectively in a team and good communication skills (oral and written) are also essential. Previous research experience (experimental or theoretical) is a plus.



How to Apply

Students can choose to apply to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program or the Materials Science and Engineering Program. Please send Dr. Wang an email (mengenwang@binghamton.edu) to briefly introduce your backgrounds and research interests. In the email, please attach your CV (including GPA, publications, and references) and an unofficial transcript.



About Dr. Wang

Dr. Wang joined SUNY Binghamton in September 2022. She obtained her B.S. from Shandong University in China, Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Advisor: Dr. Deyu Lu), and Postdoc training from the University of California, Santa Barbara (Advisor: Prof. Chris Van de Walle). She has published papers in journals including ACS Catalysis, Nature Communications, and Advanced Functional Materials.

About SUNY Binghamton  

SUNY Binghamton is a public research university with campuses in Binghamton, Vestal, and Johnson City, New York, which is located in the Southern Tier of upstate New York, just a few hours drive from major urban centers in New York and neighboring states. It is one of the four university centers in the State University of New York system. SUNY Binghamton boasts a student population of over 16,000 on a campus of nearly 900 acres and has a strong academic reputation.