Open Positions

One or two fully funded PhD positions (tuition plus research or teaching assistantship) are immediately available during the academic year 2019~2020 at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Our research aims to advance the design and development of high-performance and multifunctional engineering materials through computation and multiscale modeling.

Qualified candidates with a strong interest and background in computational mechanics and materials, atomistic and coarse-grained modeling, civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering or other relevant fields are welcome to apply through one of the following graduate programs:

1. Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

2. Materials and Nanotechnology (MNT)

3. Biomedical Engineering (BME) (jointly offered by NDSU and UND)

In addition to fulfilling the admission requirement by the Graduate School, interested candidates should send a CV with two or three contact references to Dr. Wenjie Xia at wenjie.xia [at]

Interested undergrad and graduate students and visiting students and scholars are welcome to contact Dr. Wenjie Xia through the above email for inquiry about research opportunities.

About NDSU: NDSU is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. NDSU is universally recognized as a student-focused, land-grant, research university. The beautiful main campus of NDSU is located in Fargo, ND, which is ranked among the best states and college towns in the country for its high quality of life, work, healthcare, education and entertainment according to the U.S. News. More information on NDSU can be found on the website.