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Ph.D. Fellowships in Civil & Environmental Engineering

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The CEE department can provide financial support to at least 6 incoming Ph.D. students for the upcoming Fall Term (tuition and stipend). The deadline for priority consideration is January 15th. The final deadline for consideration is April 1st, if positions are still available.

Some funding is available through both Universities, FAMU and FSU, and some through FAMU only. In the areas where both universities are applicable, you may apply to FAMU and/or FSU. Students supported by a fellowship are expected to promote and further one of the specified areas of interest while working toward their Ph.D. degree. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Note: “All positions are 100% research, except the Area 5. Area 5 is 75% teaching and 25% research. After the initial support, research assistantship (100% research) is likely.”

Engineering areas of interest:

Female students making an analysis with Dr. Clayton Clark observing

AREA 1
Fellowship [FAMU only]

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship is available for up to three students. The student can select any area of research in Civil Engineering. This fellowship supports doctoral students from underrepresented groups. At least two positions are available. For further information, please contact Dr. Clayton Clark (clark@eng.famu.fsu.edu).

Overhead photo of an roundabout intersection

AREA 2
Research Assistant in operations research, optimization, NP-hard problems, metaheuristics, hybrid algorithms, and evolutionary computation [FAMU only]

Minimum requirements: MATLAB proficiency; strong computing and communication skills; strong technical writing skills. Desirable skills: experience with GAMS, CPLEX, BARON; knowledge of alternative programing languages (C, C++, Python); experience with the Vehicle Routing Problems; M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering/Operations Research/Computer Science (or other related fields). For any questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Maxim A. Dulebenets (mdulebenets@eng.famu.fsu.edu).

A female student preparing a metal structure for a stress test

AREA 3
Research Assistant in advanced construction materials, structural engineering and related topics [FAMU or FSU]

The scope of work includes developing new construction material technologies, testing, characterization, and modeling of material and structural systems. Preferred candidates should have a master degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, material science, and related field with strong analytical skills and a good academic record. Prior research experience in related field is highly desirable. Interested candidates please email Dr. Qian Zhang (qzhang@eng.famu.fsu.edu) with a detailed CV for more information.

Two females students conducting environmental research

AREA 4
Research Assistant in infrastructure resilience [FAMU or FSU]

An ideal candidate should have an MS degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management or a relevant field and have interest and background in at least one of the following areas: Infrastructure or building demolition planning; Recycling of disaster materials; Operational simulation analysis (e.g., System Dynamics, Agent-Based Modeling, and Discrete Event Simulation); Infrastructure planning in the context of disaster risk reduction and sustainability; and Data mining and econometrics in infrastructure planning or disaster mitigation planning. Strong programming background and research experience are preferred. If interested, please contact Dr. Juyeong Choi (jchoi@eng.famu.fsu.edu).

Two females students conducting environmental research

AREA 5
Teaching Assistant in Engineering Mechanics [FAMU or FSU]

Requirements: Interest and experience in teaching; Excellent verbal and written communications; and Solid background in mechanics. Expectations: Teach Engineering Mechanics; Attend seminars for effective teaching; Work with other teaching assistants so that they can improve teaching; Prepare recitation material and lead students as well as other teaching assistants through recitation sessions. 


How to Apply

The deadline for priority consideration is January 15th, for the Fall Term. The final deadline is April 1st, but some or all positions may not be available for the second deadline.

FSU applicants should fill out the Civil Engineering PhD Fellowship Application found on their Online Status Check, after they submit their graduate application. There is not an area within the FAMU application to choose the fellowship. Please see below.

Both FAMU and FSU applicants should include the following details in their statement of purpose:

  1. Explicitly state which one of the areas you are interested in. (Indicate number and full title of area)
  2. In your statement of purpose, explain:
    • Your qualifications for the fellowship;
    • How/why this fellowship will help you achieve your career goal.
  3. Be sure your uploaded Current curriculum vitae (CV) supports your fellowship choice.

 

Contacts

Dr. Sungmoon Jung

Dr. Sungmoon Jung

Graduate Coordinator
(850) 410-6386
sjung@eng.famu.fsu.edu.

Daynah Blake

Mrs. Daynah Blake

Graduate Program Associate
(850) 410-6136
daynah@eng.famu.fsu.edu