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PhD position available in Civil Engineering HKUST
Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) under the supervision of Chair Professor Mohamed S. GHIDAOUI and Assistant Professor Elias G. DIMITRAKOPOULOS (Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST). The research is a part of a wider programme on “Smart Urban water supply systems” (http://smartuws.ust.hk/ ). Students with strong interests in one or more of the following areas (fluid dynamics , fluid-structure interaction, waterhammer, and acoustic waves in water) are encouraged to apply. For further information, please send an informal enquiry to either Prof. Ghidaoui (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Dimitrakopoulos (email@example.com).
The work place
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the HKUST is young and dynamic, and is one of the most creative and most innovative, Civil Engineering Departments in universities in the region. Our faculty and facilities are recognized internationally and rank among the very best in the world. In addition, our School of Engineering has been consistently ranked among top 20 in the world according to the Times Higher Education Supplement.
This is a call for high caliber candidates with a Master (or equivalently 5 year Diploma) in mechanical or civil engineering, who wish to pursue a PhD degree in Civil Engineering at HKUST.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
Paper-based test (PBT) score ≥ 650, Internet-based test (iBT) score ≥ 95
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall score ≥ 7.0, all sub-scores ≥ 6.0
The standard studentship is approximately HK$15,000 (approximately €1,650) per month tax free. Strong candidates will be supported to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately €27,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 per year, for 3 years.
Form of employment: Time-limited
Work time: Full time
How to apply
Applications should consist of a letter of application explaining your reasons for applying for the position and a detailed CV (including expected or actual degree class), together with the names and contact details of two academic referees who can be contacted prior to interview. The aforementioned documents should be sent by email to Prof. Ghidaoui (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Dr. Dimitrakopoulos (email@example.com).
Application deadline: at the earliest.