The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is seeking 1-2 doctoral students/research assistants, one master’s student (for admission in 2023)

Scholarship: Minimum HK$216,360 per year (HK$18,030 per month)
Degree: BS, MS
Nationality: International Students
Location: Hong Kong
Application deadlines Until the positions are filled

Scholarship Description:

Professor Kino Cheng joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2022. Prior to joining HKUST, Dr. Cheng received his B.S. in Physics from BYU in 2012 and his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017 under the supervision of former Department Chair and Chair Professor David Cahill. He worked with Professors Chris Dames and Ravi Prasher, Chair of the Department of Mechanics, for over three years. Dr. Zheng has been awarded the National Overseas Merit Scholarship, and his group’s achievements are mainly in the intersection of mechanical engineering and materials science, such as materials thermal physics, thermal measurement methods and micro- and nano-scale heat transfer, etc. He has published 27 high-quality papers in internationally renowned journals (Science (1st author), Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Nano Letter, Applied Physics Review, Advanced Functional Material, Applied Energy, etc.), among which 15 SCI cited more than 1500 times, h-index 15, and 1 US invention patent. The results have been widely reported by domestic and international news. With the support of the Center for Advanced Micro- and Nano-Fabrication and Materials Characterization of HKUST, the group has maintained long-term and close cooperation with leading groups in China and the US.

 Available Subjects:

  1. Nanoscale temperature and phonon imaging based on scanning electron energy spectroscopy,
  2. High-throughput multi-scale heat transfer characterization based on optical pumping and near-field scanning.
  3. Novel heat flow modulation materials and devices.

Eligibility criteria:

  • -Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a top university with a GPA ≥ 3.5 (or) first/co-authorship of a jcr division q1 level paper
  • -English language requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 overall and no less than 5.5 in each category for applicants without an English language teaching degree; TOEFL (internet-based) score of 80 or higher.
  • -A solid background of experimental knowledge in physics, thermal energy, and materials engineering;
  • -Experience in laser and electron microscopy experiments, heat transfer characterization and simulation, micro and nano processing, and related machine learning research is preferred.
  • -Experience in programming calculations with tools such as python, Matlab or c
  • -Good mentality, good thinking, cheerful personality, and team spirit

Application Procedure:

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and we will respond promptly if you are qualified.