University of Southern Mississippi seeks full-award doctoral students and post-docs

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: BS, MS, Ph.D.
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines:  Fall 2023

Scholarship Description:

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Boran Ma group in the College of Polymer Science and Engineering invites students, postdocs, and visiting scholars with backgrounds in polymer and materials science to join the group. The group’s research focuses on the fundamental and applied research of polymeric material systems by Molecular Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis (MDSA), including the design and development of sustainable energy materials, environmental remediation, and drug delivery for disease treatment. drug delivery), etc.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), founded in 1910, is a world-class public research university located in the southern city of Hattiesburg, USA, with a pleasant climate and close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans, etc. The USM College of Polymer Science and Engineering is world-renowned and ranked among the top ten in the nation for Polymer Science. The School has first-class research equipment and instruments, 11 professors, and $14 million in external research funding and 79 research publications for the School of Polymer Science and Engineering in 2021 alone.

Dr. Boran Ma will join the College of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi as an assistant professor in January 2023. he received his bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2014. he graduated from Northwestern University in 2019 with a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering under the supervision of Monica Olvera de la Cruz (AAAS). he will be at Duke University from January 2020 to December 2022. From January 2020 to December 2022, he will be a postdoctoral fellow in Cate Brinson’s (AAAS fellow) group at Duke University. His research has been published in ACS Nano, Nano Letters, Science Advances, Macromolecules and other journals.

Available Subjects:

  • Polymer science, materials science, physics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering,

Eligibility criteria:

  • Strong initiative and interest in research
  • Good at thinking, good problem solving skills, good communication skills
  • Applicants with experience in computational simulation are preferred, applicants with strong programming skills are preferred

Application Procedure:

Postdoctoral positions are available for entry starting in spring 2023, and for PhD students entering in fall 2023. Suitable and interested applicants are invited to send Cover letter and CV to [email protected]