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PhD Positions Available for Smart Building and Infrastructure Management
University of Utah

Date Posted Aug. 17, 2020
Title PhD Positions Available for Smart Building and Infrastructure Management
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department Civil and Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date January or August 2021
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About the positions:
PhD positions with fully financial support are available in 2021 spring or fall in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah. The admitted PhD students are expected to work with Dr. Jianli Chen in the smart building and infrastructure management, including but not limited to building energy and airflow modeling, renewable energy integration, artificial intelligence, sensing, occupant modeling and comfort, and advanced infrastructure management. The research will be interdisciplinary by nature. Students with backgrounds of Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering and Building Science, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electric Engineering are all welcome to apply.

To apply, students should submit CV/resume, unofficial transcript, Personal Statement and 3 references contact to the department. GRE is required. International students should provide the English Proficiency test TOEFL/IELTS score. The minimum requirement is 80 for TOEFL or 6.5 for IELTS. Interested applicants are welcome to send me a note email ( with CV, transcript and a brief introduction when applying. Please note in the subject. Detailed application information can be found in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering website and (applicants directly apply with Bachelor degree are considered as ‘Direct Admit PhD’). The application deadline is Sep 1, 2020 for 2021 Spring admission and Mar 1, 2021 for 2021 fall admission.

About the University:
The University of Utah (U of U) is a public flagship university in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is recognized as one the 65 distinguished research universities in the Association of American Universities (AAU) across the United States that continually advance society through education, research, and discovery. The university is also classified as R1 institution (Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is consistently ranked as a Top 50 public university and the College of Engineering of the U is ranked No. 51 (tie) in Best Engineering School by US News across the nation. At the U, students are rich of opportunities to meet professors/students and expose to knowledges from various disciplines.

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