PhD and postdoctoral fellowships in Ivy Lee’s group at the University of Macau

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: Macau
Application deadlines: Spring 2024

Scholarship Description:

Dr Li Yiwen (Assistant Professor) from the Department of Electromechanical Engineering at the University of Macau has a multidisciplinary research background in additive manufacturing technologies, polymer materials, hydrogel materials and biomedical engineering. He received his undergraduate degree (First Class Honours) from Imperial College London, UK, in 2016 and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2022, where he was awarded the Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award by the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research, the International Biomanufacturing Award, and the International Biomimetic Model Award. During this time, he was awarded the Outstanding PhD Student Award by the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research, the International Biomanufacturing Award and the International Biomimetic Model Award. During this time, he was awarded the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research Outstanding PhD Student Award, the International Society for Biofabrication Outstanding PhD Student Award, the W D Armstrong Scholarship at the University of Cambridge, and was selected as one of the participants of the Global Young Scientists Summit in 2022. In recent years, his research has focused on biomimetic structures, soft matter materials and structural mechanical design, and he has published scientific papers in international journals, including Nat. Commun. The group has a strong academic atmosphere, encourages the discussion of different academic views and academic innovation, and aims to cultivate independent researchers and create a high level of healthy academic atmosphere. The PI of the group has many years of overseas experience and maintains close cooperation with the groups at the University of Cambridge and the Southern University of Science and Technology.

The University of Macau (UM) is an international comprehensive public university in Macau, founded in 1981, with the characteristics and advantages of multicultural coexistence, a holistic education system of synergistic colleges and schools, and an international mode of operation.

Eighty per cent of its teaching and research staff come from all over the world, and classes are mainly taught in English.AUC is ranked 201-250 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 5th in Internationalisation Development, 26th in Young Global Universities, 33rd in Asian Universities, and 1st in the Portuguese Speaking Universities Consortium.304th in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.Ten subject areas:Engineering, Computational Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Science, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Clinical Medicine, Psychiatry/Psychology, Biology and Biochemistry, General Social Sciences and Agricultural Sciences are in the top 1% of the Essential Science Indicators Database (ESI).According to Web of Science (WOS), an international database of publications, the number of publications in top-tier research journals has increased from 77 in 2007 to 2,379 in 2021, with more than 68,877 citations to AUC papers in 2021.The University has established close strategic partnerships with leading academic institutions at home and abroad through strong alliances, including close collaboration and linkages with Portuguese- and English-speaking countries. Currently, it has developed joint programmes with a number of world-renowned universities, including Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Bristol, Queen’s University of Belfast, University of Bath, University of Toronto, Temple University, Washington University in St. Lewis, University of Lisbon, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Zhejiang University, South China University of Technology, etc. For more information on the University of Macau, please visit the

 Available Subjects:

  • Additive manufacturing technology for soft materials
  • Soft materials for bionic structures
  • Functional flexible devices, flexible robots

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Preference will be given to applicants from the world’s top 100 universities.
  2. Research experience (polymer materials/chemistry/mechanics/engineering background) or SCI publications are preferred.

Application Procedure:

Interested parties please send your CV to [email protected]