China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has funded for our project “Wheel-Track Wear Indicators, Calculation and Testing Methods for Heavy-Haul Freight Cars.” This one-year project ($132k) will tackle fundamental and technical challenges in evaluating and predicting wheel-track wear for heavy-haul freight cars.
Also, we are hiring graduate research assistants for this project! Experiences in simulation, dynamics, and wear are preferred. Please inquire at <chshao AT illinois DOT edu>.
Our group currently has multiple openings for Ph.D. students. Full scholarships (RA or TA) will be provided. Students with a solid background in the areas (some but not necessarily all) of (1) manufacturing (or industrial engineering), (2) control, (3) statistics, and (4) machine learning are encouraged to apply. Research experiences in related fields are preferred. Admissions will be decided by the Departmental Admissions Committee, but applicants are welcome to discuss with Dr. Shao about the positions.
Interested applicants please send your CV and transcript to Dr. Shao at chshao (at) illinois (dot) edu. International applicants please also provide your GRE and TOEFL scores. A score of 24 or higher for speaking of TOEFL is required in order to be considered for a TA position.
UPDATE: The positions have been filled. Thank you for your attention.