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Welcome to the Advanced Ceramics (AC) group in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering at Florida International University.  The group is led by Professor Zhe Cheng, who joined FIU in fall of 2013. 

The Advanced Ceramics group’s goals include the followings 

i) Developing advanced functional as well as structural ceramic and ceramics-containing composite materials for different applications with particular focus on energy conversion (e.g., solid oxide fuel cells, solid oxide electrolysis cells, and solar fuels) and extreme environments where ceramic materials excel over other choices

ii) Generating new fundamental knowledge about ceramic materials focusing the interrelationships between composition (chemistry), macro- and micro- structure, synthesis and processing, and properties

iii) Educating next generation scientists and engineers with expertise in advanced ceramic science and engineering and promoting awareness of ceramics and related fields among undergraduate students and the general South Florida community

FUNDING for one NEW PhD student available.  If you
a) are s
elf-motivated, attentive to details, not afraid of failures, extremely hard working,
b) have great curiosity and strong interest in pursuing PhD in ceramic materials & engineering field,
c) confident with basic chemistry and related experiments,
d) great strength in any of the following fields: materials science/engineering, inorganic chemistry, solid-state physics, electrochemistry, instrument design/control & implementation, or computer programming
please feel free to contact Dr. Zhe Cheng at zhcheng@fiu.edu.  Please include relevant documents such as resume, representative publications (or MS PowerPoint presentation), transcripts, and GRE/TOEFL score cards.

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