Northeastern University Recruitment of PhD students

Scholarship: Fully-funded
Degree: B.S./M.S.
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The Xing Zhao group ( in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University (USA), which focuses on exploring applications of catalysts and nanomaterials in new energy fields using first principles based on quantum mechanics, is recruiting a number of full-award PhD students.

Dr Qing Zhao graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Purdue University (dual BSc) in 2012, and received a dual PhD (mechanical engineering, computational science and engineering) from MIT in 2018 under the supervision of Prof Heather Kulik. He then conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University in the group of Prof Emily Carter (Dual Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Engineering).He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor in January 2022, and is affiliated with the Institute for Artificial Intelligence at Northeastern University. His research interests are in the areas of first-principles calculations, surface catalysis, carbon dioxide reduction, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis. He has published several papers as first author in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Mater, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., J. Chem. Theory Comput. and other journals.

Northeastern University is a private, research-focused, comprehensive university located in Boston, a city rich in history, beautiful scenery, strong academic atmosphere, and safety. Northeastern is ranked in the top 50 of US News America’s Best Colleges.

 Available Subjects:

  • Catalysts and nanomaterials in new energy applications

Eligibility criteria:

  • A number of fully funded PhD positions available

Application Procedure:

Interested students should send their CV, undergraduate transcripts, and TOEFL or IELTS scores to [email protected].