The Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale (CAMP-Nano at Xi’an Jiaotong University invites applications for postdoc positions. Highly motivated young scholars with a degree from physics, chemistry, materials science or related fields are encouraged to apply. The positions are available immediately. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Detailed position descriptions are listed below.


Research fields:

1. A. Probing the properties and advancing the performance of materials from the nanoscale

B. Applying and developing unique quantitative in situ TEM mechanical testing techniques (indentation/compression/bending/tensile/fatigue/fracture + heating/electrical + gas environment)

C. In situ experimental investigation of hydrogen embrittlement and hydrogen damage at mutiscale.

D. Technology research and equipment development for high quality primary Mg and ultra-high-purity Mg.

E. Design, manufacture and performance test of new generation Mg-based materials.

F. Study on clean utilization of coal slime by micro-nano scale seperation

Contact: Prof. Zhiwei Shan,


2. A. Radiation effect in metals;

B. Deformation of BCC and HCP metals.

Contact: Prof. Weizhong Han,;


3. 3D printed metallic materials and advanced characterization technique developments.

Contact: Prof. Kai Chen,;


4. Functional chalcogenides using Density Functional Theory simulations.

Contact: Prof. Wei Zhang,;


5. Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials.

Contact: A/Prof. Xiaohui Ning,;


6. A. Stress corrosion cracking initiation and propagation of nuclear materials

B. Effects of irradiation on the environmental degradation of nuclear materials, Contact: Prof. Wenjun Kuang,



The position provides an annual salary of 210, 000 Chinese Yuan with free accommodation for 2-4 years. Excellent candidates will be recommended to apply for a special 2-year national grant for young talents, which provides up to 120, 000 Yuan annually as additional income. Note that the living cost excluding accommodation in Xi’an is ~2, 000 Yuan per month. By the end of the postdoc program, excellent scholars will get a chance to compete for tenure positions at Xi’an Jiaotong University.




Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi province, located in the central part of China. Xi’an, previously known as Chang’an meaning Perpetual Peace or Eternal Peace, has a very long history of 3000 years, and has been the capital of ancient China for more than 1300 years. Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is a Chinese C9 League university with strengths in engineering, technology, and public health located in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. XJTU is one of the topmost universities in China, affiliated to the Chinese Education Ministry, and is one of the oldest current institutions of higher education in China. The Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale (CAMP-Nano) is a first-class international research and development platform. Founded in 2008, CAMP-Nano is endowed with cutting-edge instruments, and powered by fun-loving and exploratory spirits, which make us a creative and happy team, an envied home. Campers strive to be pioneers at the frontiers of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Having enjoyed the camp life here, campers will become leaders in academia, industry or business. Since founded, CAMP-Nano has published more than 100 high-profile research papers.