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Job Record #15418
TitlePhD Studentships in Aeroacoustics and Flow/Noise Control
CategoryPhD Studentship
EmployerDept. of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, SUSTech
LocationChina, Guangdong, Shenzhen
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSunday, March 31, 2019

Applications are invited for a couple of PhD studentships at the Department of
Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Southern University of Science and
Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China. The successful candidates will join the
Advanced Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Laboratory (A3 Lab), and will be working
mainly with Dr Yu Liu (Associate Professor).

Project descriptions
PhD research projects are available in the areas of (but not limited to):
• Hybrid passive/active flow and noise control of bluff bodies
• Noise reduction of aircraft slats, trailing edges, and wind turbine blades
• Aerodynamic characteristics and noise mechanisms of stalled aerofoils
• Low-noise propeller design for UAVs and fans
• Insulation of sandwich structures for turbulent boundary layer induced cabin noise
• Modelling and prediction of gas turbine combustion noise
• Acoustic testing techniques, e.g. aeroacoustic wind tunnel, phased microphone

About SUSTech 
Established in 2011, SUSTech is a public research university funded by the
Shenzhen Municipality. It is positioned to be a top-tier international
university that excels in interdisciplinary research, the nurturing of
innovative talents and the transfer of new knowledge to practice. Located in
Shenzhen, one of the fastest growing cities in China and the country’s window to
the world, SUSTech enjoys strong connections with leading companies in China and
renowned universities around the world. Situated on a tranquil and picturesque
campus of rolling hills and wandering creeks, SUSTech is widely known as a
pioneer for higher education reform and innovation in China. With an outstanding
faculty trained globally, SUSTech is making great strides toward its goal of
building a world-class institution of higher education and cutting-edge research
with broad societal impacts. With state-of-the-art experimental facilities and
guidance from internationally recognized scientists, postdoctoral fellows
working at SUSTech have unique opportunities to achieve their scientific and
career goals.
More information about SUSTech, the MAE Department, and Dr Yu Liu can be found at:

About the PhD Programmes
• Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) admits PhD students in
the research areas of all academic departments. 
• All PhD programs are offered in English.
• Students with a Master’s degree are expected to complete their PhD program
within 4 years. 

SUSTech Presidential PhD Fellowships
SUSTech offers the Presidential PhD Fellowship to full-time PhD students with
excellent research potential. This prestigious Fellowship provides a basic
annual stipend of RMB 80,000 plus a performance-based award of RMB 20,000 per
year for around 50% of the Fellowship holders for a maximum period of 4 years.

Applicants should be of outstanding quality and exceptionally motivated, and
should have
• Applicants must possess a Master’s degree.
• Applicants should have graduated from a leading university in a
country/region, and have demonstrated outstanding potential for research
• Communication and interpersonal skills as well as leadership abilities are
also important criteria for the selection of Fellowship recipients.
• English language requirements: TOEFL 80 or above; or IELTS 6.0 overall or
above, with no sub-scores lower than 5.5.

Tuition and Accommodation Fees
• Tuition fee: RMB 10,000 per year
• Accommodation fee: RMB 1,300 per year for a single room in the graduate
student dormitories. 
• The fees listed above are for reference and are subjected to adjustment from
time to time.

How to apply
1. Application deadline: 
March 31, 2019. Please email the application documents to departmental contacts
listed above. Subject of email: Application for SUSTech PhD Admission 2019 –
International Student - Name
2. Application Documents (PDF version):
(1) Application Form (Please download the “Application form-SUSTech PhD” from
(2) Personal Statement, in Chinese or English, which should include study and
work experience, reasons for application and study proposal. No fewer than 1500
(3) Degree certificates and academic transcripts, which must be original
documents or notarized copies. If applicants are university students, they shall
also provide an official pre-graduation certificate/letter showing their student
status and stating the expected graduation date. For all documents in languages
other than Chinese or English, notarized copies of translations in Chinese or
English need to be provided.
(4) Photocopies of language proficiency certificates.
(5) Two letters of recommendation with appropriate contact details, in Chinese
or English. 
(6) A photocopy of passport.
(7) Other documents that prove academic abilities.
Departments may require hard copies of the above documents. Application
materials will NOT be returned regardless of the result of application.

Evaluation and Admission
Applications will be considered on the basis of the documents provided by the
applicants. An interview and/or additional tests may be needed.
Offer letters will be issued to the successful applicants by the SUSTech
Graduate Admission Office following the release of the application outcomes.
Visa Application and Registration
Admitted students should bring their personal and ordinary passport, Certificate
of Admission, Visa Application Form (JW202/JW201), as well as other documents as
required to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China for a
student visa (X1 visa). Students shall come to SUSTech for registration during
the dates indicated by the Admission package with the required documents.
Normally, the registration period is in late August. Students must enter China
with an ordinary passport and an X1 visa, and must apply for a Residence Permit
within 30 days of arrival in China.
All students should present the necessary original or notarial degree
certificates upon registration at SUSTech for enrollment qualification review.
Students who fail the enrollment qualification review will be disqualified from

Please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications and research plan for
the PhD programme, a CV with a list of publications, and the contact details of
two referees via email. 
Contact: Dr Yu Liu	Email:

General enquiries can be made to:
SUSTech Graduate School
Tel: +86-755-88010473,
Graduate School webpage:
SUSTech webpage:

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