Pitt | Swanson Engineering
PhD/MS positions

Project Titles:

  • -3d Printing of Ceramic Filters for Respirators in response to Covid
  • -Rapid Qualification of Metal Additive Manufacturing via Machine Learning
  • -Advanced Photopolymerization based 3D printing 

Intended Degree: PhD (2 students)  

Start Date: Fall 2021, Spring 2021 

Contact Information: Dr. Xiayun Zhao, xiayun.zhao@pitt.edu

Eligibility Requirements: Open to both domestic and international students 

 

Project Title: TBD

Intended Degree: PhD (3-4 students)  

Start Date: Fall 2021, Spring 2021

Contact Information: Dr. Heng Ban, heng.ban@pitt.edu 

 Eligibility Requirement: U.S citizenship required 

 

Project Title: Heat transfer and energy conversion; computational method and simulation

Simulation of thermal transport using first principles and machine learning

Intended Degree: PhD (1 student) 

Start Date: Fall 2021, Spring 2021 (preferred) 

Contact Information: Sangyeop Lee, sylee@pitt.edu

Eligibility Requirement: Open to both domestic and international students 

 

Project Title: Advanced alloy manufacturing using integrated computational materials engineering and high-throughput experiments 

Intended Degree: 2-3 students 

Start Date: Fall 2021, Spring 2021 

Contact Information: Wei Xiong, weixiong@pitt.edu

Eligibility Requirement: Open to both domestic and international students 

 

Project Title: Friction of hydrogels / Manufacturing of fiber-reinforced hydrogels

Intended Degree: MS or PhD (1 student)  

Start Date: Fall 2021, Spring 2021 

Contact Information: Quihan Liu,  quihan.liu@pitt.edu

Eligibility Requirement: Open to both domestic and international students (must be currently in US)

 

Project Title: Physics Based Acoustic Modeling Combined with AI / ML for Defect Recognition and Classification in Infrastructure Health Monitoring Applications

ARPA-E: “Innervated Pipelines of the Future: A New In-Situ Repair and Monitoring Technology Platform”

Intended Degree: PhD (1 student in Material Science)  

Start Date: Spring 2021 preferred, Fall 2021 will be considered 

Contact Information: Paul Ohodnicki, pro8@pitt.edu

Eligibility Requirement: Open to both domestic and international students        

 

Project Title: Thin Film Deposition Using ALD for Protective and Sensor Coatings in Fiber Optic Sensing Applications

ARPA-E: “Innervated Pipelines of the Future : A New In-Situ Repair and Monitoring Technology Platform”

Intended Degree: PhD (1 student in Material Science)  

Start Date: Spring 2021 preferred, Fall 2021 will be considered 

Contact Information: Paul Ohodnicki, pro8@pitt.edu and Jung-Kun Lee, jul37@pitt.edu

Eligibility Requirement: Open to both domestic and international students 

 

Project Title: Single Crystal Oxide Growth Using Laser Heated Pedestal Growth

“High Temperature Harsh Environment Sensor Technology”

Intended Degree: PhD (1 student in Material Science / Applied Physics)   

Start Date: Spring 2021 preferred, Fall 2021 will be considered 

Contact Information: Paul Ohodnicki, pro8@pitt.edu

Eligibility Requirement: Open to both domestic and international students 

   

Project Title: Machine Learning Enhanced Process simulation for Additive Manufacturing

Intended Degree: PhD (1 student)   

Start Date: Spring 2021, Fall 2021 

Contact Information: Albert To, albertto@pitt.edu

Eligibility Requirement: Open to both domestic and international students 

Project Title: Advanced Online Monitoring and Diagnostic Technologies for Nuclear Plant Management, Operation, and Maintenance

Intended Degree: PhD (at least 1 student)    

Start Date: Spring 2021 preferred, Fall 2021 will be considered

Contact Information: Daniel G. Cole 

Eligibility requirement: U.S. citizenship required