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Fellowship at UConn (Spring 2016, U.S. Citizens or PRs only)

Graduate Research Assistant Positions

Graduate Research Assistant Positions are available for U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents who have completed a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and wish to pursue Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Spring 2016. Three-year stipends with up to $32,000 per year will be provided depending on a student’s financial need. A full tuition waiver and health benefits are also included. We will also consider outstanding students who have completed their B.S. degree and want to directly pursue their Ph.D. degree.


We are targeting on the research to meet the critical national need to revitalize our country’s aging infrastructure including bridges, buildings and other major structures. The research topic is related to modeling and simulation using Finite Elements and/or fracture of composite materials. FE modeling skills of Abaqus, Ansys or other related FE software are preferred. Knowledge of Matlab or other programs is a plus.


Candidates are expected to have obtained GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate study and 3.5 or higher for graduate study for admission to our Ph.D. program. Students in our Ph.D. program are expected to complete 24 credits of graduate course work beyond the master’s degree or 45 credits beyond the baccalaureate. It typically requires 3 years beyond the master degree to complete these requirements. The detailed information could be found in the following link:


For interested and qualified students, please send your CV directly to the following contacts.

Contact Information:

Prof. Jeong-Ho Kim

Tel: (860) 486-2746; Email:



Prof. Wei Zhang

Tel: (860) 486-5642; Email:



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