Openings (November, 2020)

1. Postdoctoral Associate

No openings at this time.


2. Ph.D. Students

Project: 3D nanostructured optoelectronic devices: fabrication & optical and electrical measurements

Description: Successful candidates hold a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, or related field. Must be a team player who can fully dedicate to research projects (full financial support: stipend + tuition).


3. M.S. Students

We welcome talented MS students, who are seeking for research experience on nanofabrication and numerical modeling (self-funded position).


4. Undergraduate Students

We welcome highly-motivated students. ECE students would work with us via Senior Projects. We also support UROP or REU fellowship opportunities. Please contact Prof. Yoon by email to check the possibility.


Prof. Heayoung Yoon (
Office: 2136 Merrill Engineering Building

If you are interested in joining our team, please send me the files of (1) resume, (2) brief description on why you want to join my group, and (3) your potential contribution to the group. Thank you for your interest.



Living in Utah

Utah is legendary for snow sports, camping, hiking, biking, ­ne cuisine, ­ne arts and diverse music and entertainment.

  • Six world-class skiing and snowboarding resorts within a 40-minute drive of the University of Utah.
  • Five scenic national parks and dozens of state parks celebrated for their beauty and accessibility.
  • Hiking trails that led National Geographic to rank Salt Lake City No. 1 in Best U.S. Hiking Cities.
  • Sundance Film Festival, MLS’s Real Salt Lake soccer team and the NBA’s Utah Jazz.


Research Funding

Over the past fourteen years, our college research expenditures have grown from $30 million per year to $95.8 million per year, driving the number of Ph.D. students from 270 to 664 in the College of Engineering.  As a result of the ever-increasing need for top students, we are paying the application fee for domestic Ph.D. students, and most of the fees for other graduate students.

Our Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program offers a number of collaborative and interdisciplinary research opportunities. Our students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, including the Utah Nanofab, and a network of faculty conducting world-class research in diverse specialties. Student financial support is available through fellowships, research and teaching assistantships. All of our PhD students are financially supported in full by either one or a combination of these sources.