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Zhen-Yu YIN

Professor in Geotechnical Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Kowloon

Hong Kong, China

Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/people/academic-staff/prof-zhen-yu-yin/

Tel: (+852) 3400 8470

Fax: (+852) 2334 6389

Email: zhenyu.yin@polyu.edu.hk; zhenyu.yin@gmail.com

Post Vacancies

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme 2024/2025 -- APPLY NOW!

Applications open 1st September and close 2nd December 2023, please check:

We (PolyU) offer:

  • tuition waiver scholarship for the entire normal study period; and guaranteed hall accommodation for 2 years;

  • the 4th year stipend/allowance with the same provision, if required;

  • in addition to what is offered by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong:

  • a monthly stipend of HK$26,600 (US$3,408) for the entire normal study period; and

  • a yearly allowance of HK$13,300 (US$1,700) per year for conference and research related travel allowance for a maximum period of three years;

  • associated money to support research study per normal study year: HK$20,000 (US$2,560).

Who can apply for:

  • the applicant shall finish the study of Bachelor before September 2024 (Year 4 students) with high GPA and ranking in class;

  • the applicant shall finish the study of Master before September 2024, with high GPA and ranking in class including Bachelor’s study;

  • the applicant shall have a qualified TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum requirements are: IELTS >= 6.5 (>= 6.0 for writing); or TOEFL >=80 (>=23 for writing);

  • the applicant with strong backgrounds in Mechanics, Physics and Mathematics is most preferable.

 

2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject “Civil Engineering”:

HK PolyU is 19th in the world (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/about-us/fce-rankings)

 

Please contact Prof Zhen-Yu YIN in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering zhenyu.yin@polyu.edu.hk for the application with the subject of email “For application of HK PhD Fellowship”

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Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

  • M.Sc in Civil Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

  • B.Eng in Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

Awards and honours

  • Recipient of “Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Innovation”, FCE-PolyU, 2023

  • Recipient of “World’s Top 2% Scientist-Stanford University Releases List (Career) of the Civil Engineering discipline”, 2020 and 2021

  • Recipient of “Editorial Board Member Award of Soils and Foundation”, 2021

  • Recipient of “Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding”, FCE-PolyU, 2021, 2023

  • Recipient of “2017 Acta Geotechnica Best Paper Award”, 2017

  • Recipient of “2014 Geotechnique Letters Best Paper Award”, 2014

  • Recipient of “Prize of Excellent Scientific Research and Supervision” (PEDR) by Ministry of Education, France, 2014

  • Recipient of “Silver Medals of Science and Technology Progress of Ministry of Education of China” for “Long distance pipe jacking mechanical analysis and control technology in complex environment”, China (11th), 2013

  • Recipient of “Silver Medals of Science and Technology Progress of Zhejiang Province” for “Performance-based soft soil deep excavation design theory and practice”, China (2nd), 2013

  • Recipient of “Professor of Exceptional Rank of Shanghai (Dong-Fang Scholar)”, China, 2011

  • Recipient of “Shanghai Pujiang Talent People Plan”, China, 2011

  • PhD scholarship awarded by “Conseil Regional des Pays de la Loire” by competitive exam, 2003

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