Date Posted
11 Dec 2024

PhD Project
University of Vemont

Masters/PhD positions for Smart and Lightweight Polymeric/Hybrid Structure Manufacturing

11 Dec 2024

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Position Description

Graduate Student Positions Available:

Master’s and Ph.D. student positions are available in the Multifunctional Composites Manufacturing Laboratory (MCML) in Mechanical Engineering Program, The School of Engineering, The University of Vermont, USA.

Founded in 1791, UVM is consistently ranked as one of the top small public universities in the United States (ranked 82nd on U.S. News & World Report’s national university rankings in 2014). The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, rated as one of the best small cities in America.
The position is immediately available and open until filled. These positions are financially supported through GTA or GRA.

The main theme of the research is “Advanced Manufacturing Technology for Smart and Lightweight Polymeric and Hybrid Materials”. The research areas will include: Macromolecular Materials, Micro-/Nano-Additive Manufacturing (3D printing), Multifunctional Smart Materials, Micro-/Nano-layered Materials, Nanocomposites, Micro-/Nano-cellular lightweight materials, Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation, Rheological Behaviour, Viscoelasticity, Thermophysical properties, Supercritical Fluid Processing, Statistical Analysis/Optimization.

Some research projects in progress include: (i) Melt electrospun microfibers for biomedical applications, (ii) Biopolymer foaming, (iii) Sustainable water membrane filter design, (iv) Freeform molecular helices — Tiny springs for strong & flexible materials, (v) Multi-functional 3D printing, (vi) Structural foam injection molding.

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For eligibility and the graduate college admission requirements, please refer to the following link:

To apply for the positions, please send an email to with the following documents: a complete CV, a list of references, and previous publications (if available).

Patrick C. Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
201B Votey Hall, University of Vermont
33 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05405

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Project.