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Job ID: 119546

PhD Student
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Date Posted Feb. 9, 2019
Title PhD Student
University University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI, United States
Department Materials Science & Engineering
Application Deadline Mar. 8, 2019
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Graduate Student
  • Material/Metallurgy

The Energy Storage Group is looking for PhD students in the area of clean energy storage (lithium-ion batteries and beyond) and water-energy nexus (self-cleaning polymer, heavy metal/bacteria/POPs removal etc.) at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The general areas of interest are of electrode material synthesis, novel lithium-based batteries including but not limited to Li-ion, Li-S, and Li-metal batteries, water/air purification and self-cleaning coatings, etc. The potential students will perform the PhD projects in one or more of the following areas: Lithium-ion batteries, Electrochemistry analysis, Nano-materials synthesis and characterization, In-situ TEM observation, bacteria/POPs/chemicals removal, self-cleaning, etc. The candidate may do some experiments at other universities and national labs.

The qualified candidates will be nominated to apply two PhD fellowships: the Dean’s Doctoral Fellowships and CEAS Doctoral Fellowships for 2019. The Dean’s PhD Fellowship includes one-year TA position which requires your English qualification such as the Speaking score of TOEFL over 23 or passing the internal test. Both programs are designed to attract high quality students to join the PhD in Engineering program. The application deadline for both programs is March 8, 2019.

The application package for your part includes: a) your CV, b) transcript, c) GRE scores, and d) one letter of recommendation from someone other than the CEAS faculty sponsor.

To apply please send a CV to Prof. Niu at

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Niu
    Materials Science & Engineering
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    3200 N Cramer St
    Milwaukee, WI 53211


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