Are you passionate about cutting-edge research in the fields of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), zero energy/carbon buildings, and sustainable construction? Do you aspire to work alongside leading industry partners to revolutionize the automatic manufacture and construction of BIPV systems? Look no further! The research group of Prof. Changying Xiang at the Division of Integrative Systems and Design at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong) is seeking highly motivated and talented PhD/MPhil candidates to join our dynamic team.
About the Research Group and Project:
The interdisciplinary research group, led by Prof. Changying XIANG, is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of sustainable design and construction practices. Our team collaborates closely with the Hong Kong Construction Research Centre (HKCRC) and renowned industrial partners to advance the field of automatic BIPV manufacture and construction/installation. By integrating the latest technologies such as prefabrication/modular integration construction, automatic construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM), digital twins, smart manufacturing of PV modules and components, large-scale thin-film PV manufacturing, smart windows (electrochromic glazing), and structural colour coating, we aim to develop innovative solutions for sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.
As a PhD/MPhil candidate in our research group, you will have the unique opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects that have the potential to revolutionize the construction industry. You will collaborate with HKCRC and our industrial partners to tackle real-world challenges related to automatic BIPV manufacture and construction/installation. Your research will contribute to the development of advanced methods, techniques, and technologies in the following areas:
Qualifications and Requirements:
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications electronically to Prof. Changying XIANG as soon as possible via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, he application package should include the following:
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to apply through the HKUST system.
For the 2024 Spring intake, the application Deadline in HKUST system for HK residents and international applicants: 15th Dec. 2023. The admitted candidates will get studentships (HK$18,390 per month) during the normative study period. The studentship is intended to help cover daily subsistence, tuition fees and other expenses that students may incur during the course of the study.
For outstanding candidates applying for 2024 Autumn intake, there are opportunities to be recommended by the division for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. For more details, please visit https://fytgs.hkust.edu.hk/hkpfs. The University is now inviting applications for 2024-25 admissions. Please make sure that you complete both RGC and HKUST applications. The application deadline for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship is 1 Dec 2023.
For more studentship and scholarship information, please visit: https://ppol.hkust.edu.hk/mphil-mphil-phd-scholarshipstudentship.
We offer competitive research assistantships and a stimulating research environment at HKUST, a world-class research university located in Hong Kong—a vibrant and multicultural city known for its innovation and technological advancements.
Join us in shaping the future of sustainable construction and becoming a leading researcher in the field of automatic BIPV manufacture and construction/installation. Take the first step towards an exciting research career by applying to the ISD research group at HKUST today!
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