MIT Ph.D. Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • February 15, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    MIT Ph.D. Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    The Master of Science (SM) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are the research focused graduate degrees in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Each SM and PhD graduate student in our department is matched with one of our top tier faculty members to work together on the research component of the graduate degree.

    Connecting graduate students through research interests with faculty and offering the opportunity for advanced course work is a combination that produces highly successful graduates that emerge as leaders in their fields.

    With broad areas of study, we offer students the opportunity to pursue educational goals – through research and course work that is exciting and motivating to you.

    Jing Luo
    University: Dalian University of Technology
    Nationality: China
    September 8, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Solid Mechanics CV PhD

    Jing Luo

    Master of Engineering

    Solid Mechanics

    Dalian University of Technology




    Dalian University of Technology

    Rank: 1/36


    Dalian University of Technology




    Role of Grain Boundaries under Long-Time Radiation, Zhu, Yichao, Jing Luo, et al. “Role of Grain Boundaries under Long-Time Radiation.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 120, no. 22, May 2018


    2017-2018 China National scholarships

    2014-2016 National Encouragement Scholarships

    2016 Excellent students majored in Mechanics in memory of Zhilun Xu

    2017 Scholarships in memory of Lingxi Qian

    2017 Excellent graduate of Liaoning Province


    2016-2018                        Behaviours of grain boundary under irradiation

    Multi-scale modeling of grain boundary

    Simulation for migration of grain boundary under irradiation

    Mathematical modeling, Matlab programming, Asymptotic matching

    2018-present                     Multi-scale modeling of voids under irradiation

    Multi scale modeling of voids

    Prediction for micro scale problems with Machine Learning methods Simulation for PDE with Comsol

    Comsol, Machine learning methods

    2019.06-2019.08                Summer research program in University of Tokyo Numerical simulation of point defect evolution under different experimental condition

    Evolution of point defects concentration with dynamic system theory

    Dynamic system, Matlab programming

    2015-2016                              Innovation class for mathematical modeling Learning mathematical modeling skills for agent-based system and its applic- ations

    Modeling of Dissemination of opinions in society with fake information

    Mathematical modeling, Matlab programming

    2015-2016                 Innovation program in Dalian University of Technology Mathematical Analysis of Topology Optimization on MMC method Proving the existence of MMC’s solution

    Topology Optimization

    2017.07                          Summer school of singular perturbation method

    Learning techniques to solve singular perturbation problems

    Core Courses

    Fluid Mechanics(94)



    Material Mechanics(98)

    Advanced Finite Element methods(95)

    Methods of Mathematics and


    Continuum Mechanics(100)

    Nonlinear Dynamics(95)


    Application of machine learning

    ComsolAsymptotic analysis

    Finite Element Method




    Simulation for differential equations

    Machine learning Multi-scale modeling of material

    Defects in solids under irradiation

    Dislocation dynamics

    Dynamic System

    The Areas of Study Include :

    Environmental Chemistry
    Environmental Fluid Mechanics
    Ecology and Evolution
    Hydrology and Hydroclimatology
    Networks, Systems and Computation
    Materials, Structures and Geomechanics
    Supply Chain and Logistics

    Master of Science
    The Master of Science degree is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed a program of study of at least 66 units of graduate level subjects, approved by the department in which s/he is enrolled, and a 24 unit thesis approved by the department.

    Summary of Requirements

    66 units of graduate level subjects, of which 34 units are offered by the Department
    of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    SM Thesis, equivalent to 24 units

    View the Resources page for SM Guidelines

    Doctor of Philosophy
    The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed a doctoral program in CEE consisting of 96 units of graduate level coursework, including a 3-Subject Core and one breadth subject. The 3-Subject Core reflects core knowledge in the student’s chosen field. The remainder of the doctoral program consists of graduate subjects that complement the Core.

    Summary of Requirements

    96 units of graduate level subjects, including a three Subject Core and one breadth subject
    Successful completion of the general exam at the end of academic year 2
    Successful completion of the PhD proposal
    PhD Thesis, equivalent to 24 units

    View the Resources page for PhD Guidelines

    What do students do with their research degree?
    Graduates from our SM and PhD degree tracks go on to top jobs as engineers, faculty members at top universities, engineer consultants, leaders for NGOs, and some start their own companies.