Opening Ph.D. positions (2024):

The research program will focus on mechanics guided design of mechanical metamaterials and soft robotics. The research will involve a combination of experiments (3D printing, mechanical testing, materials synthesis, and fabrication etc), analytical modeling, and numerical simulation methods (mainly finite element method).

Candidates with high self-motivation, experimental or modeling background and interests in solid mechanics, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering are highly encouraged to apply. Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0/4.0. For international applicants, TOEFL or IELTS is required (minimum 79 on the internet-based TOEFL or a 6.5 on the academic version of IELTS). GRE is also required (Quantitative – 151 minimum). Applicants with master degree are preferred but not required.

If interested, please send your resume or CV including your GPA, TOEFL or IELTS, and GRE score to Dr. Jie Yin at