The University of the District Columbia (UDC) is seeking a PhD student to be appointed as a Research Assistant to conduct geotechnical engineering research in the Department of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), beginning Fall 2021. Motivated student with strong academic background will also be considered as an MSc student.
Highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in numerical modeling (especially discrete element method such as PFC and LIGGGHTS and/or finite difference method), probabilistic methods, adequate English proficiency, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have a B.S. degree in civil, geotechnical, geological or mechanical engineering. Preference will give to students with a master degree in civil or geotechnical engineering (but not required). Ideal candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: discrete element modeling/finite difference modeling, probabilistic methods, and geotechnical model testing.
Compensation package and contact information
The research assistantship will be provided to cover tuition and living expenses. Interested individuals are encouraged to send their current CV and transcript to Dr. Lei Wang at email@example.com. Please put "Prospective graduate student in geotechnical engineering" in the subject line.
UDC is the only public institution of higher learning in the District of Columbia (DC) in the nation’s capital with a very diverse population with students from international background. Located in the embassy area of different countries, the campus is in a beautiful part of Washington, DC with access to Metro on the campus. SEAS faculty members recently were awarded more than $17 million from different funding agencies such as NSF, DOE, NASA, NIST etc to conduct innovative research and education. The student is expected to work under the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Space Technology & Research at UDC (CAM-STAR) during his/her PhD or MSc studies at UDC. The student will be co-mentored by faculty members from both UDC and Clemson University.
Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Wang immediately.
Lei Wang, Ph.D., P.E.
Department of Civil Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University of the District of Columbia
Building 42, Suite 213H
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008