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University of New South Wales, PhD in Mechanical/Civil Engineering

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Dr Liya Zhao from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney, global ranking QS = 45th, US News = 41th), is seeking PhD students to work on projects related to the following topics. Full scholarship will be provided (Tuition waiver + stipend).

• Nonlinear dynamics
• Vibration energy harvesting (harnessing renewable energy from base vibration or wind-induced vibration, ocean wave, etc.; developing efficiency enhancement innovations)
• Smart structures and systems for vibration/noise suppression (metastructures, adaptive structures with composite smart materials)

Experiences in vibration, nonlinear dynamics, finite element modelling, aerodynamics, programming (e.g., Matlab) and experiments are highly desirable;
GPA: Master's or bachelor's degree with first- or second-class honors (>4.0/5.0 or 80/100);
English: If previous education was not conducted in English, there is English language proficiency requirement. IELTS: 6.5 overall, min 6.0 each subtest. TOEFL iBT: 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking).

Application details:

If interested, please send the following documents to
- Your transcripts (requirement: Bachelor GPA > 80/100);
- CV;
- An abstract of your intended research, around 200 words;
- Publications if applicable.

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