05/10/2021

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

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Uiniversity of Macao
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Macao
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
    Travel Grants
  • DEADLINE DATE
    28/10/2021
    28/02/2022
    29/07/2022
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Formal sciences
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)

Description

Outline

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 38 in the THE Asia University Rankings, No 39 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 322. 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 2022/2023):

To be admitted in 1st Semester :

02 August 2021 ~ 28 October 2021 (1st batch);

29 October 2021 ~ 28 February 2022 (2nd batch).

To be admitted in 2nd Semester :

02 May 2022 ~ 29 July 2022 (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

Geotechnical Engineering

Research Topic 1

Uncertainty analysis for underground engineering

Research Topic 2

Experimental and theoretical study on slurry infiltration

Instructor

Zhou Wanhuan

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

E-mail

umgeomech@gmail.com; hannahzhou@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 and oxidation reactions of atmospheric particulate organic matter and their impacts on hygroscopicity and optical property

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

 

Geotechnical Engineering

Research Topic 1

Site investigation with surface wave

Research Topic 2

Geomechanics, soil structure interaction

Instructor

Thomas Man-Hoi Lok

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

E-mail

mhlok@um.edu.mo

Structural Engineering

Research Topic 1

Mechanical and structural performances of 3-D printed high performance metallic members

Research Topic 2

Advanced analysis and design for cold-formed stainless steel 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 based on Probabilistic Machine Learning

Research Topic 2

Nondestructive Evaluation for Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

Instructor

Wang-Ji Yan (Associate Professor)

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

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

E-mail

wangjiyan@um.edu.mo

Marine Science

Research Topic 1

Dynamics of nutrients and phytoplankton in marine environments

Research Topic 2

Bacteria-mediated carbon cycle in oceans

Instructor

Jie Xu, Associate Professor

E-mail

xujiehk@gmail.com

Ocean Science

Research Topic 1

Multi-scale circulation in South China Sea and numerical simulation

Research Topic 2

Estuary-Shelf water exchanges in Northern South China Sea

Instructor

Zhongya Cai https://www.fst.um.edu.mo/people/zycai/

E-mail

zycai@um.edu.mo

 

Civil Engineering

Research Topic 1

Simulation of storm-induced compound flood hazards in low-lying coastal cities. Forecasting the floods on multiple scales using remote sensing and numerical modelling approaches.

Research Topic 2

Modelling the air-sea interaction under a changing climate. Generation of the dynamic typhoon field.

Instructor

Gaoliang, assistant professor

Liang GAO – Faculty of Science and Technology (um.edu.mo)

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

E-mail

gaoliang@um.edu.mo

 

Ocean and Coastal Engineering

Research Topic 1

Application of machine learning methods to prediction of storm surge

Research Topic 2

Dynamics and numerical model of submarine landslides

Instructor

Huabin Shi

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

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

E-mail

HuabinShi@um.edu.mo

 

Civil Engineering

Research Topic 1

Probabilistic machine learning for structural health monitoring

Research Topic 2

Structural health monitoring intelligent sensor network configuration

Instructor

Sin-Chi Kuok, Assistant Professor

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

E-mail

sckuok@um.edu.mo

 

Geotechnical Engineering

Research Topic 1

Space-Airborne-Ground based landslide recognition and early warning

Research Topic 2

Data-driven geotechnical subsurface mapping and life-cycle reliability

Instructor

SHEN Ping, Assistant Professor

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

E-mail

pingshen@um.edu.mo

 

Hydraulic Engineering

Research Topic 1

Quantitative storm surge risk assessment

Research Topic 2

Big data and AI based flooding monitoring and early warning

Instructor

SHEN Ping, Assistant Professor

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

E-mail

pingshen@um.edu.mo

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