(Updated: 09/2023)

Postdoctoral Positions

Our group is open to discussing any opportunities with exceptional candidates and I am happy to work with you to apply for external funding such as postdoctoral fellowships [Link].

Please send email to [email protected] for more information about the position.

Prospective Ph.D. Students

We are always seeking talented, enthusiastic PhD students who are interested in computational mechanics and machine leanring in mechanics and applied science, and excited to tackle interdisciplinary challenges by computer modeling to join the research group. [Link]

Prospective Ph.D. students should apply for admission to the CEGE Graduate Programs at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Interested students is encouraged to email Prof. He at [email protected] with your CV, Transcripts, and a cover letter to express your interest. [Deadline of being considered for Fellowships: December 3]

News 02/2023: Check the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. I am happy to work with you on topics related to AI in Mechanics, Civil, and climate. Link:

News 06/2022: Our group has Ph.D opening for 2023 Fall, see Link. (The position has been filled)

Prospective Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Current Undergraduate/Master students at UMN who are interested in scientific machine learning, computer programming, and physical modeling/simulation and who are looking for cool research experience, please don't hesitate to contact Dr. He. Although we don't have restricted requirements for the candidate, you are expected to have a good academic standing and basic knowledge about stress/strain, MATLAB or Python programming, and differential equation. 

News 06/2022: Research Assistant Position for current UMN students, see Link (ML for AM) [Position Expired]

Undergraduate Researchers

You are welcome to contact Prof. He if you wish to be considered for a funded Undergraduate Research Opportunity (UROP). To be eligible for UROP funding, students must be full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates at UMN, in good academic standing, and enrolled for at least 6 credits during the semester you are doing the project (summer awardees must be enrolled for 6 credits for the semester before and after the project).

Prospective Visitors

If you are interested in visiting our research group temporarily (e.g., as a summer visiting scholar), you are invited to email Prof. He and fill in the Visiting Scholar Form that describes your proposed arrival date, research interests, and source of (external) support.

Visiting Scholar Form

About University of Minnesota [Video]

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities established in 1851 is the flagship institution of the University of Minnesota System. UMN is one of only 66 U.S. research universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and is ranked 17th in research activity, with $954 million in research and development expenditures in the fiscal year 2018. As part of the world-class Big Ten Conference, UMN offers great academics, exciting athletics, rich traditions, and a vibrant campus community. The University of Minnesota faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 30 Nobel Prizes and 3 Pulitzer Prizes. UMN has been ranked as one of the top 50 best universities in the world (40th by ARWU, 47th by U.S. News and World Report, 47th by CWUR, etc.) with growing reputation as a powerhouse for innovation. The Civil Engineering program at UMN consistently ranks among the top 20 programs nationwide.

About the Twin Cities & Minnesota

The Twin Cities, i.e., Minneapolis–Saint Paul, is the 16th largest metropolitan area in U.S. with a population of about 3.6 million according to 2020 census estimate. The cosmopolitan area is a balanced commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural center, and functions much as one city. With numerous lakes and extensive park systems for outdoor recreation, the Twin Cities is shaded by luxuriant trees and have lovely scenery of the four seasons. The Twin Cities is also the home of fine art museums, renowned restaurants, the world-class Guthrie Theater, Mall of America, and more than 10 Fortune Global 500 companies.

According to the U.S. News & World Report and Niche's rankings, Minneapolis is one of the top 25 best cities to live in America. The state of Minnesota is consistently ranked as the top 3 in the Best States Rankings, which measures the qualities of education, economy, health care, infrastructure, environment, safety, etc.

Downtown Minneapolis photo

Beautiful photo of the Mississippi river going through Minneapolis's downtown and the UMN campus (Photo from Link)