Assistant Professor Will Boley

Boston University
110 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215
Office: 617-358-1134

Additive Assembly Laboratory

730 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Do you have a passion for learning and a desire to gain hands-on research experience in functional printing?

We have opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral candidates

Undergraduate Students

The AAL is always seeking talented undergraduate students with a passion for learning and a desire to gain hands-on experience with functional printing. AAL undergraduate students will be working directly with Professor Boley and AAL graduate students to assist with research projects. These projects range from theoretical to experimental, and typically require at least a one-year commitment. Please contact Professor Will Boley for additional information.


Graduate Students

The AAL seeks to add 1-2 graduate students per academic year. Prospective graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply to the PhD program in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Boston University. In your application, please indicate that you are interested in working with Professor Will Boley.



The AAL is seeking to fill one fully funded (including fringe benefits) postdoctoral fellow opening, starting Fall 2019. Applicants may have a PhD in a variety of relevant fields (e.g., Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Physics) and should have an established record of high-quality publications. A strong experimental background in mechatronics, instrumentation, materials synthesis, functional printing, device fabrication, or a related area is highly desired. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on a team that is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, and will be instrumental in contributing to the growth of a new, state-of-the-art lab. The successful applicant will garner experience with all stages of research projects, from creating new ink materials and developing new printing hardware and techniques, to printing new, fully functioning prototypes. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to contribute to writing grants and securing external funding. In addition to the open position, the AAL always welcomes postdocs who have acquired their own funding, and are passionate about expanding the space of functional printing, in either capability or application. Please contact Professor Will Boley for additional information.

To apply, please email Professor Will Boley directly with a single PDF document comprised of the following.

  1.  One-page cover letter.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. One-page (not including reference list) research statement. This can include an optional
    appendix that discusses additional details of the projects described in the main text of the
    research statement. However, the main text of the one-page research statement should be
    standalone, and fully cited.
  4. Three representative peer-reviewed publications.
  5. Contact information for at least three references.