Date Posted
18 Dec 2024

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PhD Program
The City College of New York

PhD position in Mechanical Engineering – Complex Fluids and Soft Materials

18 Dec 2024

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Position Description

Starting in January 2016, a new research group on Complex Fluids and Soft Materials will be launched in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY). Based on cutting-edge microfluidics and visualization techniques, we conduct interdisciplinary experimental research on a wide variety of topics, such as the transport phenomena in biological tissues, design and fabrication of functional porous materials, enhanced oil recovery and flood conformance control, crystalline structures in compressed emulsions and foams, flow of deformable particles through narrow channels, 3D engineered tissue architectures, advanced materials for biomedical and optical applications, chemical and physical synthesis of functional particulate materials, and self-assembly of non-spherical particles.

We welcome highly motivated students who are interested in gaining interdisciplinary research experience to join us! Students with backgrounds in mechanical engineering especially thermofluids, chemical engineering, bioengineering, materials science, and physics (or applied physics) are strongly encouraged to apply to our PhD program ( Please note that TOEFL (or IELTS) and GRE scores are required. Also, a postdoc position is immediately available for candidates with a strong experimental background, preferably with experience in microfluidics and/or microscopy, and with rudimental, if not strong, knowledge in chemistry. We also welcome motivated visiting students/scholars. For anyone who is interested in joining the group, please send an email to Dr. Jing Fan ( with your CV and a brief statement/introduction. You are always welcome to visit for the details and updates of the openings.

About CCNY: The City College of New York is considered the flagship of the City University of New York (CUNY), located in the heart of the world’s most dynamic city. Leading CUNY in funded research, CCNY houses a number of research centers and provides outstanding programs in architecture, engineering, education, and the liberal arts and sciences. The college also counts 10 winners of the Nobel Prize among its alumni. You will benefit from the convenience of living in an urban center, and the collaborating opportunities with many leading research groups within the city and around.

How to Apply

Please go to for more information and apply online. Required supporting materials: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, 3 letters of recommendation, Resume/CV, Personal Statement, Official GRE Score report from ETS

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Program.