Niu Research Group

CityU Ph.D. Program


  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and other related engineering and scientific fields.
  • An overall GPA not less than 85/100 (or 80/100 for top universities). Special notes for students from mainland China: please exclude scores of political and physical educations.​
  • Fulfill the language requirement: a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) is required; or an overall band score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or College English Test Band 6 score no less​ than 490.

Additional Information

  • Monthly Stipend: 15300 HKD;
  • The candidate is expected to work on research topics such as: bio-mimetic design, 3D-printing of novel structures, nanocomposites, nano-materials and nano-mechanics;
  • The City University of Hong Kong is rising rapidly in the recent decade, especially in the engineering regime. We ranked Top 10 in the world and 1st in Hong Kong according to US News Best Global Universities for Engineering. (2016).

CityU Normal Ph.D. Program