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Funded PhD student positions

Department of Structural Engineering, UC San Diego
San Diego, California
Closing date
Dec 24, 2022

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Mineral and Rock Physics, Natural Hazards, Solid Earth Geophysics
Career Level
Student / Graduate
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No Relocation
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Funded PhD positions are available in the department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in Prof. Semnani’s research group, with start date of Spring 2023 and Fall 2023. The positions are in the areas of computational mechanics, machine learning, geomechanics, material characterization and modeling, and composite materials. We are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. A strong background in computer programming and solid mechanics is a plus.

Interested candidates should email the following information in the form of one single PDF file to Prof. Semnani. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Required materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Most recent undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage.
  3. A paragraph describing your research interests, future career goals, and why you are interested in joining our research group.

More information about Prof. Semnani’s research group can be found through the following website:

More information about the Department of Structural Engineering at UCSD is available through the following link:

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