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PhD Assistantships in Air-Sea Interaction

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
La Jolla, California
Closing date
Oct 26, 2022

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Atmospheric Sciences, Interdisciplinary/Other, Ocean Science
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

We are inviting applications for two Ph.D. student positions for Fall 2023 in small-scale geophysical numerical modeling of the atmosphere/ocean system to work with Prof. Xuanting Hao at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Jacobs School of Engineering and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California, San Diego. 

The candidates are broadly expected to work on physics-based and data-enabled modeling of air-sea processes, including but not limited to boundary-layer turbulence, wave breaking, and spray generation. The candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in both MAE and SIO.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering, Geosciences, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline. 

Financial Support: Financial support includes stipend and tuition/fee waiver in the form of Fellowship, Graduate Student Researcher, and Teaching Assistant. Details on benefits can be found at

Students are encouraged to apply for external fellowships and awards: 

Resources from MAE:

Resources from SIO: 

To Apply: Applicants should submit their applications to MAE or SIO through the UC San Diego Graduate Division at by the deadline: December 14, 2022 (MAE); December 7, 2022 (SIO). The two assistantships will be granted separately through MAE and SIO. 

For admission requirements, see (MAE) and (SIO).

All interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Prof. Xuanting Hao ( prior to application. In your email, please attach the most recent CV and include "PhD Application" in the subject title.

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