Fully funded PhD positions are available at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. 

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: B.S. or M.S.
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines:  Open until filled

Scholarship Description:

The expected start date is Fall 2023. The successful candidate will work with Dr. He on the research areas, including Physics-Informed Machine LearningMultiscale Materials Modeling & DesignMeshfree-based SimulationData-Driven Computing, and Structural Optimization.

Available Subjects:

Primary research topics include but are not limited to:

  • 1.Physics-informed machine learning in computational mechanics and engineering
  • 2.Finite element / meshfree methods for multiscale modeling, optimization, and design of advanced materials
  • 3.Forward, inverse, and reduced-order modeling of large-scale energy and environmental systems

Eligibility criteria:

  • B.S. or M.S. in civil/mechanical/aerospace engineering, material science, applied mathematics, physics, or a related discipline, with a strong GPA: >3.5 for undergraduate and >3.6 for graduate study (Master degree is not required).
  • Strong background on at least one of the following areas: computational mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, finite element modeling and simulation, and numerical methods.
  • Programming experience (Fortran, C++, Python, MATLAB, etc.) is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated research experience with the finite element analysis of nonlinear solid materials, meshfree method, topology optimization, reduced order modeling, and scientific machine learning would be a strong plus.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Application Procedure:

  • 1.Submit your application to the Structures Track of the CEGE Graduate Program: https://cse.umn.edu/cege/how-apply-cege-graduate-programs
  • 2.Interested candidates are also invited to email Dr. He ([email protected]) with 1) a cover letter (no more than 1 page) briefly describing your research experience and interests, 2) a latest CV (with mentioning your GPA), 3) transcripts and 4) English standard test scores (for foreign applicants). This and any other specific inquiries should be addressed with “PhD Application 2023 – [Last Name, First Name] – [Affiliated Institution]” in the subject line.