PhD openings in fall/2021

Our laboratory is looking for PhD candidates in fall/2021. Excellent students holding only a Bachelor degree are encouraged to apply for the PhD openings. The PhD students at HKU normally graduate within four years. Three different types of scholarships will be provided to PhD students, depending on the qualification of the candidates, namely (1) HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship (~ HKD 33,000 per month), (2) Hong Kong PhD Scholarship (~ HKD 26,000 per month), (3) Postgraduate Scholarship (~HKD 18,000 per month).

Our laboratory currently focuses on (1) fundamentals of microstructure-property relationship and phase transformation of metals and alloys, and (2) development of lightweight materials for automotive applications. The PhD candidates are expected to work on one of these topics.

The members in our laboratory have easy access to many facilities including SEM, EBSD, TEM, focused ion beam, nanoindentation, atomic force microscopy, MTS tensile/fatigure machine, Hopkinson tensile bar and plasto-dilatometer (-150 oC to 1600 oC). The group is well funded with government and industry funding. During the study period, students can participate in international exchanges and attend international conferences, which are fully supported by the group and university. Examples: 8 months’ exchange by Miss Li LIU at UC Berkeley; 7 months’ international exchange by Mr. Liang Zhiyuan at MIT.

For interested applicants, please send your CV directly to Prof. Mingxin Huang ( Both applicants with and without Master degrees are encouraged to apply.