City University of Hong Kong, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Recruitment Full Award PhD, Postdoctoral, Research Assistant

Scholarship: fully-funded
Degree: BS, MS, Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: Hong Kong
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

City University of Hong Kong (CityU), a world-renowned international public research comprehensive university, is ranked 54th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. The campus is located in the commercial district of Kowloon Tong, with MTR Kowloon Tong Station and the Lion Rock at its back. City University of Hong Kong adopts full English teaching and learning.

Professor Penghao Duan is currently an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong. He received his undergraduate degree from Tongji University – Politecnico di Milano; his master’s degree from ETH Zurich; and completed his master’s thesis as a ZKS Bonus Scholar at MIT, U.S.A. He graduated from Oxford University with a Ph. He was an adjunct professor at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research interests are focused on aero-engine optimization design, multi-scale fluid computation, fluid-solid coupled heat transfer computation, computational mesh generation, and fluid computation software development. He is the reviewer of several journals and conferences, the session chair of Global Power and Propulsion Society (GPPS) 2022 conference, and the review organizer of Chinese International Turbomachinery Conference 2022. He has received the Student Advisory Committee Award and Early Career Engineer Award from the Gas Turbine Society of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Selected candidates will receive a monthly salary of HK$32,000 and MPF of HK$1,500, as well as conference travel allowance and other benefits. For details and application requirements, please visit

The PI will tailor the research plan to the applicant’s needs, discuss it with the applicant, and provide support based on the following:
1, abundant computing resources, with a high performance computing cluster at the City University of Hong Kong, and in the process of building the group’s own computing platform;
2, the research environment is pure, in accordance with the training model of world-class laboratories, focus on academic research, no chores, every effort to ensure that students can do in-depth, impactful research, without distractions.
3, promote cross-laboratory and interdisciplinary cooperation and exchange

 Available Subjects:

  • 1, multiphase flow algorithm development and application
  • 2, Computation of flow with particles
  • 3, Fluid-related small invention design (experiment + computation)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Ph.D.: Bachelor’s degree; TOEFL score of 79 or higher or IELTS score of 6.5 or higher;
  • Research Assistant: Bachelor’s degree
  • Postdoctoral: Ph.D. degree

Application Procedure:

E-mail: [email protected]
Please include the following in the subject line of your email Application for [job title] + [applicant’s name] + [proposed start date]. Candidates who pass the initial review of materials will be contacted for an interview, and all positions will remain open until filled.
Please include the following materials:

  1. Personal resume
  2. Undergraduate transcripts
  3. If available: 1-2 recent or representative pieces of your own work, published or in progress, are acceptable.