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Ph.D. opening in computational ultrasonic imaging
The University of Alabama (UA)

Date Posted Aug. 7, 2019
Title Ph.D. opening in computational ultrasonic imaging
University The University of Alabama (UA)
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Department Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM)
Application Deadline Dec. 23, 2019
Position Start Date Jan. 10, 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Engineering - Other

Duties and Responsibilities
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) at the University of Alabama is seeking a Ph.D. student in Dr. Jiaze He’s lab. The lab for Computational Imaging and Smart Structures (CISS) develops and implements cutting-edge ultrasonic imaging methods for structures. Because of recent advancements in high-performance computing and quantitative imaging methods, our group will take the opportunity to push the limits on structural and material applications, such as nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring. The position will be sponsored by a graduate teaching assistantship and related teaching duties such as homework grading and office hours might apply.

A successful candidate will learn about emerging full-waveform inversion technology for our problem-driven research and will expand her or his hands-on and programming skills. She or he will play an exciting role in developing an ultrasonic scanning system and implementing novel computational imaging methods for structures. A laser Doppler vibrometer and a 64-channel ultrasonic data acquisition system will be available for imaging and rapid algorithm prototyping. Working on the multidisciplinary topics will be enjoyable and challenging.

Basic Qualifications
1. A strong background in mathematics and mechanics;
2. Hands-on experience in system control and assembly;
3. Coding experience (preferably not only with MATLAB); and
4. The ability to pay attention to details, strive to improve, and sustain lasting enthusiasm.
Advanced Qualifications
1. Two-plus years of research experience in engineering;
2. Effective communication (oral and written) skills; and
3. Experience in numerical methods, wave propagation, signal processing, and machine learning.

University of Alabama
Founded in 1831, the University of Alabama (UA) is a top 50 public university with students from 77+ countries. Our 4+ square kilometer campus, located in Tuscaloosa AL, is not only beautiful but has facilities that are second to none-laboratories, collaborative study space, and high-tech classrooms and workspaces. In addition to the academic support services provided by the university, we offer an array of programs and services to encourage both academic and personal success. Aerospace Engineering at UA ranked at 40th in 2018 cross the U.S. by

The principal investigator in this lab is Dr. Jiaze He, who solidified the application needs at the NASA Langley Research Center and harnessed newly developed imaging technologies at Princeton University. He will be starting as an assistant professor in AEM at UA in August 2019. More information can be found at In his group, open communications and personal development are highly encouraged.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Jiaze He
    Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM)
    The University of Alabama (UA)
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


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