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Open Ph.D. student positions

The Resilient, Intelligent, Sustainable & Engineered (RISE) Infrastructure Materials Laboratory at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates for two open Ph.D. student positions. The accepted candidates will start in the Spring or Fall of 2022. Students with the following backgrounds are encouraged to apply: civil engineering, structural engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science/engineering, materials science, ceramic engineering, and mechanics. Students with a relevant M.S. degree and research experience are preferred.

The students are expected to work on one or multiple of following topics:

  • Multi-scale material design, modeling, and characterization

  • Thermodynamics and geochemistry

  • Multifunctional fiber-reinforced cementitious/ceramic composites

  • Intelligent infrastructure system

  • System optimization and life cycle assessment

  • Machine learning and additive manufacturing

  • Large-scale structural design and testing

Interested students may directly send their cover letter (including their research experience and interests), CV, unofficial transcripts, and language scores (if applicable) in a single PDF file to Prof. Jin ( Please use "Application for Ph.D. Position" as the email subject. Desirable applicants will be contacted for interview. Candidates are also required to apply to the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at MSU. Please visit the department website ( for application requirements and deadlines.


Prof. Qingxu “Bill” Jin, Ph.D., P.E.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Michigan State University

428 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

PhD positions at MSU_Dr. Jin
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