Date Posted
3 Apr 2024

PhD Program
City College of the City University of New York

PhD Position on Complex Fluids and Soft Materials

3 Apr 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

Prof. Jing Fan’s research group on Complex Fluids and Soft Materials in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY) has a PhD opening starting in Fall 2016. 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 applied physics/physics are strongly encouraged to apply ( 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 Prof. 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 from the collaborating opportunities with many leading research groups within the city and around.

How to Apply

Please send an email to Prof. Jing Fan ( with your CV and a brief statement/introduction. The applicant should then submit the full application package through the online system:

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Program.