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Prof. Xiao Yan's Group is Recruiting Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:30

Zhejiang University (ranked TOP 3 in China) invites qualified applicants for the 2020 Postdoc Research Fellowship. The research position is in the area of bio-based materials and structures, and comprehensive protection of engineering structures. The associated research team has good academic accumulation and international influence, advocates academic freedom, encourages independent exploration and equal cooperation. It also has abundant academic resources, which is suitable for interdisciplinary innovation research. 


  1. Research Direction

    Advanced Manufacture of Bio-based Materials and Structures, 1~2

    Infrastructure Risk Assessment and Protection, 1~2


  2.  Research Group and PI:

    Prof. Xiao is a Distinguished Professor and serves as the Program Director for Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Sciences in the Zhejiang University – University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Institute (ZJUI), International Campus, Zhejiang University. Prof. Xiao received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Tianjin University, China, in 1982, his Master and Doctor of Engineering degrees from Kyushu University, Japan, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. Prof. Xiao’s professional and academic experiences include research engineer at the Aoki Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, Post-doctoral fellow, Lecturer and Assistant Research Scientist at the University of California, San Diego, tenure-track and tenured Professor at the University of Southern California. He was a tenured full professor until 2011, and currently is a research professor in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California. He was previously the Dean of the Civil Engineering College at the Nanjing Tech University, and the Hunan University. Prof. Xiao serves as the associate editors for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Structural Engineering, Journal of Bridge Engineering, and editorial board member of the Journal of Constructional Steel Research. He is an elected fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Concrete Institute (ACI). He holds a professional engineer license in California.


    Prof. Xiao’s research mainly focuses on the analysis of the performance of engineering structures under the action of earthquake and other ultimate loads, material research and combination, and design methods. He has made significant contributions in the fields of restrained concrete, composite structure, composite material application, structural reinforcement, impact effect, large-scale structural test and so on. To promote environmental and ecological friendliness, the group has devoted itself to the research and development of modern engineering bamboo structure in recent years. Prof. Xiao holds numbers of patents and GluBam® technologies which won an international award. Numbers of innovative achievements have been referred to and applied by the academic and engineering circles. Prof. Xiao is responsible for numbers of national funding, key projects in China and the United States, 973 projects and so on. Currently, He undertakes two natural science foundation projects and two major research projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology.



  3.  Qualifications

    1Research background in bamboo and wood materials and structures or composite materials and structures;

    2Research background in structural protection, structural monitoring and safety assessment;

    3The applicants shall be under 35 years old or obtain Ph.D. degree in the past three years, of good moral character, and in good health.

    4Ph.D. degree from domestic C9 universities, or from “A plus” disciplines of the fourth round of national discipline assessment by China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center, or from top overseas universities are highly appreciated.

    5Applicants shall have good academic performance and research capability, and be diligent, active, and responsible, and have a good spirit of teamwork.


  4.  Application Procedures

    Send a resume (including basic personal information, study and work experiences, research projects experience, publication list, etc.), 5 representative papers and other materials by email. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by PI and/or institute and be reported to Zhejiang University for approval. Upon successful application, the selected candidates shall finish the registration procedures and will be subject to the management of Zhejiang University.


  5.  Assessment and Salary

    Under the guidance of Prof. Xiao, the selected scholars will mainly carry out the research in the beautiful Haining international campus of Zhejiang University. Those who meet the requirements can go to UIUC in the United States for short-term to one-year cooperative research for the needs of cooperative research. According to the regulations of the post-doctoral management of Zhejiang University, we will complete the corresponding assessment, complete the research work and meet the post-doctoral outbound requirements of the corresponding discipline. Postdoctoral period is 2~3 years. The salary and welfare shall be subject to the relevant regulations of the national postdoctoral program and Zhejiang University. The university and the supervisor shall grant a subsidy of no less than 200,000 yuan per year (for those who have obtained the doctoral degree from overseas top universities in the recent three years and have excellent thesis publishing experience, the subsidy shall be separately discussed), and reward performance based on the research achievements. The candidate will enjoy the related benefits of the postdoctoral program in the university during the subsidy period. The research group provides good scientific research conditions for postdocs, encourages to participate in high-level academic conferences at home and abroad, and supports them to apply for postdoctoral science funds and other national and local science and technology projects and postdoctoral funding projects. University will provide a postdoctoral apartment. Postdoctoral personnel who have worked for more than three years may apply for the professional title of Zhejiang University.



  6.  Work address

    ZJU-UIUC Institute, International Campus, Zhejiang University, 718 Haizhou East Road, Haining, Zhejiang, China 314400

  7. Contacts

    Please send the application material to the email address below: