Dr. Yifei Jin’s group has two Ph.D. openings available starting in Spring 2020 or Fall 2020. We are looking for highly motivated students with a background in mechanical engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering or any related area. Interested students are encouraged to send your CV to Dr. Jin (yifeij@unr.edu). Minimum requirements for admission:

  • GPA: M.S.: 3.00/4.00,
  • Ph. D.: 3.25/4.00
  • TOEFL: 80 or equivalent IELTS
    • (For students who have completed a B.S. or M.S. at an English-speaking university, this requirement is waived.)
  • GRE: 300

A degree of M.S. is highly preferred.

Master’s degree students and undergraduates are encouraged to contact Dr. Jin for part-time research opportunities.

Visiting scholars are welcome to contact Dr. Jin.


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The University of Nevada, Reno, is a Carnegie “R1” research university. The Mechanical Engineering graduate program is ranked No. 121 in the nation by the 2020 U.S. News & World Report. Reno is 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and its magnificent recreational opportunities, and 4 hours from San Francisco. The area has a population of 425,000, a convenient international airport and growing engineering, high-tech and arts communities.