The Yan Research Group in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill is looking for two new graduate students starting in 2021 fall (It is possible to start in 2021 spring if applying ASAP). The potential research areas are: 1. Advanced optical trapping and manipulation techniques. 2. Light-driven self-assembly of nanoparticles. 3. Synthesis of functional nanomaterials for nanomedicine, biosensing and bioimaging applications. 4. Nano-bio interactions at the single-particle level. Please contact Dr. Yan if you are interested or need more information (Email: email@example.com; Website: https://yan.web.unc.edu/).