Multiple PhD student openings

Author: Yanliang Zhang

The Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Lab (AMEL) directed by Professor Yanliang Zhang at the University of Notre Dame (A top 20 University in US) have multiple fully-funded PhD student opening positions with a competitive stipend in addition to full tuition coverage. The AMEL is working on cutting-edge research topics including additive manufacturing and scalable nanomanufacturing of functional devices for sustainable energy and sensor systems, nanostructured thermoelectric materials and devices, flexible electronics and wearable sensors. The student can receive a dual PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering if they participate in the MSE doctoral program. Interested applicants should send resume to Prof. Zhang by email: In addition, the applicants need to complete online application. The application deadline for spring 2022 admission is Oct. 15, and the deadline for fall 2022 admission is Dec. 31.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Lab (AMEL) established a unique “Atomic to System Engineering” approach that synergistically integrates cutting-edge basic discovery and translational sciences to change the world we are living in. Yanliang Zhang is a Tenured Associate Professor at Notre Dame. He is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award, and Young Investigator Award from International Thermoelectric Society. His research work has been published on numerous scientific journals of high impact including Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Science, Advanced Functional Materials, Nano Energy, Applied Physics Letters, etc. More information about his research can be found from our lab website:

University of Notre Dame is a highly-ranked research university in US, offering high quality education and outstanding research environment. Notre Dame is located in the heart of the Midwest adjacent to several major cities (Chicago, Indianapolis, etc.), is surrounded by a dozen of other major research universities, national labs and high-tech companies.