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Fully Funded Ph.D. Position at Northeastern University in Fluid Mechanics and Soft Matter

Prof. Xiaoyu Tang’s group in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University has multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions in the area of Fluid Mechanics and Soft Matter. Research in the group focuses on multiphase flow, microfluidics, and active colloidal systems, using both experimental and numerical techniques. Selected PhD candidates are expected to start in Fall 2022/Spring 2023. Visiting students/scholars are always welcome.


Students with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from all science and engineering majors, especially Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, are encouraged to apply. Self-motivated candidates with a strong foundation are particularly welcome. Research experience in either experiment or simulation and publications are preferred.

Interested candidates should contact Prof. Tang ( with anticipated start date, transcripts, and CV detailing academic and/or research achievements. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

About Prof. Tang

Prof. Tang obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and Bachelor’s degree in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University. She did the  postdoctoral research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara. More information about the group can be found at

About NEU

Northeastern University is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. According to the 2022 edition of US News and World Report rankings, Northeastern University is #33 in Best Engineering School, #49 in National Universities, and #1 in Best Co-op/Internships. The famous cooperative education program at Northeastern integrates classroom study with professional experience and contains over 3,100 partners across all seven continents. World-class research conducted in the university has attracted $181.2M external funding in 2020-2021.

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