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The UM PhD Scholarship (MPDS)/Assistantship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) 2023/2024

University of Macau (UM) was founded in 1981. Through 40 years of development, UM is now not only the best university, but also the only public comprehensive university, in Macao. English is the main medium of instruction at UM. UM is ranked in the 201-250 bracket in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, with a global ranking of No 5 in International Outlook, No 33 in the THE Asia University Rankings, No 26 in the THE Young University Rankings, and No 1 in the Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, it is ranked No 304. In the Essential Sciences Indicators (ESI) rankings, it is among the top 1 per cent in ten subjects, namely Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Materials Science, Biology & Biochemistry, Clinical Medicine, Psychiatry/Psychology, Social Sciences, General, and Agricultural Science.

– Application Period for PhD Admission – General Entry (for Master’s Degree Holders), (Academic Year 2023/2024):

To be admitted in 1st Semester :

01 August 2022 ~ 31 October 2022 (1st batch);

01 November 2022 ~ 28 February 2023 (2nd batch).

To be admitted in 2nd Semester :

02 May 2023 ~ 31 July 2023 (3rd batch).

-The UM Macao PhD Scholarship (MPDS):

provides each awardee with a monthly stipend of MOP20,000 (approximately equal to USD2,400) and a conference or research-related travel allowance up to MOP10,000 (approximately equal to USD1,200) per academic year (August to July) for a period up to 4 years. The unused travel allowance in any academic year cannot be carried forward to the next academic year.

-The UM PhD Assistantship:

provides each new recipient with a starting monthly stipend of MOP12,500 (approximately equal to USD1,500). For recipients who are graded ‘excellent’ (grade 5) in the progress reports of the previous academic year, the monthly stipend will increase by MOP500 in the next academic year starting from the subsequent August, up to MOP14,000 (approximately equal to USD1,700) per month within the normative study period.

What is funded

-The UM Macao PhD Scholarship can be supported by UM centralized funding.

-The PhD assistantship can be supported by either UM centralized funding or principal investigator (PI)’s research funding.

Duration

-The maximum duration of MPDS is 4 years (12 months per year, maximum 48 months);

– The maximum duration of UM-funded assistantship (i.e., from UM centralized funding) is 4 years (12 months per year, maximum 48 months).

– The maximum duration of PI-funded assistantship is subject to the budget availability of the PI concerned and student’s performance.

Application Process

– Applicants seeking full-time PhD study in the UM should submit application for the MPDS or PhD assistantship simultaneously when submitting online application for admission.

– Applicants must meet the admission requirements of their selected programmes in addition to the requirements by the university.

Eligibility

Anyone seeking full-time PhD students in the UM, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.

The applicant should have bachelor or master degree with proven academic records, including degree certificate(s), academic awards, publications, etc. The top-ranked applicants with outstanding academic achievements or potential will be selected for the Scholarship.

PhD Position

Civil Engineering

Research Topic 1

Intelligent construction and maintenance in geotechnical engineering

Research Topic 2

Physics informed machine learning methods in geotechnical engineering

Instructor

Wan-Huan ZHOU, Professor

https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/people/hannahzhou/

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MevA6McAAAAJ&hl=en

E-mail

umgeomech@gmail.com [Recruitment only]

Structural Engineering

Research Topic 1

Mechanical and structural performances of structures additively manufactured (3D printed) with high performance materials

Research Topic 2

Advanced analysis and design for cold-formed metallic tubular members

Instructor

Wai-Meng Quach, Associate Professor

https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/personal/wmquach/

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=PMt3lKwAAAAJ&hl=en

E-mail

wmquach@um.edu.mo

Structural Engineering

Research Topic 1

Structural Health Monitoring of Bridge Engineering

Research Topic 2

Railway Non-destructive Testing

Instructor

Wang-Ji Yan, Associate Professor

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5Z_6aeMAAAAJ&hl=en

https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/personal/wangji-yan/home/

E-mail

wangjiyan@um.edu.mo

Environmental Engineering

Research Topic 1

Real-time mass spectrometric characterization of atmospheric fine particle matter and volatile organic compounds

Research Topic 2

Aqueous-phase photolysis of atmospheric particulate organic matter and particle-phase reactions in single-levitated particles

Instructor

Yongjie Li, Associate Professor

Post-doc, Harvard University; PhD, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Environmental Engineering); BSc, Peking University (Chemistry)

Main research interests include atmospheric chemistry, physicochemical property and chemical reactions

https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/people/yongjieli/

https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/personal/yongjieli/

E-mail

yongjieli@um.edu.mo

Civil Engineering

Research Topic 1

Marine plankton ecology, primary production, algal blooms, red tides, interactions of bacteria, viruses and protists

Research Topic 2

Nutrient biogeochemical cycles, eutrophication, hypoxia

Instructor

Jie Xu, Associate Professor

https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/personal/xujiest/

E-mail

xujiest@um.edu.mo

Civil Engineering

Research Topic 1

Numerical simulation of flood hazards in an urban watershed

Research Topic 2

Integration of remotely-sensed data with numerical models

Instructor

Liang Gao, assistant professor, Liang GAO – Faculty of Science and Technology (um.edu.mo)or https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/personal/gaoliang/

E-mail

gaoliang@um.edu.mo

Ocean Science

Research Topic 1

Circulation dynamics in the marginal seas

Research Topic 2

Water exchange and mass transport in estuary and adjacent shelf

Instructor

Zhongya Cai,

https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/personal/zycai/

E-mail

zycai@um.edu.mo

Coastal Engineering

Research Topic 1

Changes in the typhoon and storm surge affecting the Gong Dong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area under climate change

Research Topic 2

Applications of machine learning methods to multi-scale solid-liquid two-phase flows (sediment transport)

Instructor

Huabin Shi, Assistant Professor

https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/personal/huabinshi/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Huabin-Shi

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=G_S8FkoAAAAJ&hl=en

E-mail

HuabinShi@um.edu.mo

Geo-hydro Disaster Prevention

Research Topic 1

Landslides mechanisms and intelligent survey and monitoring equipment

Research Topic 2

Compound flood risk assessment and Internet of Things for smart flood monitoring and forecasting in coastal cities

Instructor

Ping SHEN, Assistant Professor

https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/en/staff/pingshen.html

E-mail

pingshen@um.edu.mo

Geotechnical / Geological Engineering

Research Topic 1

New digital monitoring tools and artificial intelligence in large-scale tunnel infrastructure and underground space

Research Topic 2

Geothermal infrastructure and underground hydrogen storage for low-carbon energy society

Instructor

Zili Li, Associate Professor

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ki6D34gAAAAJ&hl=en

E-mail

tongjilzl@gmail.com or zili.li@mit.edu

Construction Management

Research Topic 1

Human-robot collaboration in construction

Research Topic 2

Sustainability assessment of smart construction technology

Instructor

Mi Pan, Assistant Professor

https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?hl=en&user=SqHkyEIAAAAJ

E-mail

panmi@connect.hku.hk

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