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Openings for Phd students and postdoc in nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring
University of South Carolina

Date Posted Mar. 13, 2023
Title Openings for Phd students and postdoc in nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring
University University of South Carolina
Columbia , SC, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Contact the lab director
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Structural Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering

Postdoc and PhD positions (with full graduate research assistantship-GRA) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina are available currently within the research group of Dr. Lucy Yu and the research group Visualized Structural Health Monitoring.

The group is leading researches on developing quantitative evaluation methodologies and system for robust, reliable, integrated nondstructive evaluation and structural health monitoring that can widely be applied to mechanical, aerospace, nuclear or civil structures. 

At least one of the qualifications below is preferred:

    • Hands-on experience and capabilities
    • Experience with ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation equipment and devices
    • Experience with Matlab programing
    • Experience with ultrasonic waves modeling and simulation in solids
    • Experience in signal processing, Fourier analysis using Matlab.
    • Strong interest and self-motivation to perform cutting-edge research and conquer challenges in real-world engineering and to publish high-impact papers

USC is the flagship university in the State of South Carolina, and the Ph.D. program at the department of Mechanical Engineering is ranked No. 31 nationally by the National Research Council (NRC) (, and the College of Engineering and Computing is ranked No. 1 in the State of South Carolina for faculty research productivity.

The Visualized Structural Health Monitoring research group is focused on structural health monitoring and nondestructive evaluation using ultrasonic guided waves supported by active sensor technology, theoretical modeling, advanced signal processing and data analysis; damage diagnosis in complicated structures; scanning laser vibrometry for guided wave propagation; and mechatronics. Applications of this type of research include condition monitoring of the aircraft structures and systems, integrity monitoring of large composite structures, detecting and quantifying cracks in metal structures such as nuclear facilities and their subsequent mitigation methods.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Lucy Yu ( 

  • The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Lucy Yu
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of South Carolina
    Columbia, SC


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