Do you like science? Do you like conducting experiments? Do you like fabricating stuff and testing it against cells, bacteria? Do you like sensors and smart watches? Do you like breaking stuff? 

If you felt something after reading this, our lab is your place to be.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately (1/17/19).

Our focus of research is developing novel smart biomaterials with diagnostic and therapeutic functions, with special interest in antimicrobial (anti-biofilm repulsion/drug delivery) and regeneration (mineralization) features.

Postdocts applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and proven skills and experimental experience in bioengineering.


We are seeking talented and self-motivated candidates with a good work ethics. Candidates with background and experience in advanced materials (antibacterial, self-regeneration, self regulating, drug delivery, bioactive) and microbiology (oral microbiome) are preferred. Good writing and oral communication skills in English are required as well as the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a one-page statement of research interests and future career goals, and contact information for three references. Please send your application as a single PDF file to Prof. Orrego (sorrego@temple.edu).

Graduate Students (PhD and MS) in Bioengineering

One research assistant position for a Ph.D. student in the area of experimental smart biomaterials is available from Fall 2019 /  Spring 2020.


Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our research, students with backgrounds in all disciplines of engineering and science including bioengineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, biology and electrical & computer engineering are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested students should have familiarity in smart materials, biomaterials, enamel, dentin, bone, biofilms. Potential students should be currently enrolled in or get admission from graduate programs at Temple University.


The following link shows the instructions for graduate admission.


The following link shows an overview of the school/program:


A highly qualified incoming bioengineering Ph.D. student can be considered for a full fellowship (tuition+stipend). For master students, it is expected that the interested students commit at least 20 hours per week for research. 


If interested, please send a curriculum vitae with 1-2 references and a brief description of research interest to Prof. Orrego (sorrego@temple.edu) by e-mail for consideration.

Undergraduate/Dental Students and Visiting Researchers

We welcome highly motivated scientists, researchers and students interested in conducting smart biomaterials research. We expect a commitment at least 10 hours per week.  If interested, please send a curriculum vitae to Prof. Orrego (sorrego@temple.edu) by e-mail for consideration.

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