We are always looking for excellent and highly motivated people at all levels to join our group. Please contact Nelson directly at if you are interested or have questions.

Graduate students

Please note that we can only accept current or prospective students admitted to the Physics or Applied Physics graduate program at Caltech. If you are interested in joining our group, you should apply to either the Physics or the Applied Physics graduate programs at Caltech. Application deadlines are typically in December.

Postdoctoral researchers

Besides funding through the group, there are also several postdoctoral fellowships at Caltech (application deadlines typically in November):

For postdoctoral researchers who have completed their Ph. D. in Germany, another attractive opportunity is the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation).

Undergraduate and international students

Once our group is fully up and running at Caltech (approx. Spring 2025), we will also have opportunities for undergraduate students and international students to join our group.

If you are interested in undergraduate research in our group, please consider applying to Caltech’s SURF program which is open to both Caltech and visiting students.