Professor Yanliang Zhang’s lab at the University of Notre Dame (A top 20 University in US) have multiple PhD student opening positions. The AMEL is working on cutting-edge research topics including additive manufacturing and scalable nanomanufacturing of functional devices, sustainable energy materials and systems, flexible electronics and sensors for health monitoring, and soft robotics. We offer a very competitive stipend in addition to full tuition coverage. Due to our multidisciplinary research nature, we welcome students of any engineering or science major to apply. The students have the opportunity to receive a dual PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering if they participate in the MSE doctoral program. Interested applicants should send resume to Prof. Zhang by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the applicants need to complete online application before the deadline Dec. 31.
The mission of Professor Zhang’s lab is to innovate materials processing methods and transform manufacturing technology in order to improve energy and environment sustainability and individual wellbeing by addressing grand challenges our society is facing. To do so, we have established a transformative nanoscale-to-macroscale engineering approach that synergistically integrates fundamental and applied research programs into a coherent effort.
Professor Zhang is a Tenured Associate Professor. He is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award, and Young Investigator Award from International Thermoelectric Society. His research work has been published on numerous scientific journals of high impact including Nature Materials, Chemical Society Reviews, Advanced Materials, Advanced Science, Advanced Functional Materials, Nano Energy, Applied Physics Letters, etc. More information about his research can be found from our lab website: https://zhanglab.nd.edu/.
University of Notre Dame is a highly-ranked research university in US, offering high quality education and outstanding research environment. Notre Dame is located in the heart of the Midwest adjacent to several major cities (Chicago, Indianapolis, etc.), is surrounded by a dozen of other major research universities, national labs and high-tech companies.