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Funded Ph.D. Openings at MEM, Drexel University, Philadelphia

There are openings for funded PhD positions in Dr. Yue Zheng's lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University, starting in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. We're looking for highly motivated students who have a strong interest in the mechanics of soft materials and metamaterials. 

Check Yue ZHENG - Research ( for Dr. Zheng's past work.


Students with a bachelor's or a master's degree in: mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, polymer science, materials science, bioengineering, applied mathematics, or related fields are encouraged to apply. 

Candidates with a background in solid mechanics, soft materials, finite element analysis, material synthesis, or polymer science are preferred.


If you are interested, please contact Dr. Zheng directly at with your CV and a brief description of prior research experiences and how your research interests align with any of the topics: 

1. Mechanical design of compliant stimuli-responsive materials. 

2. Contact mechanics of soft materials. 


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