Two Ph.D Graduate Assistant Positions at The University of British Columbia

Ph.D. graduate assistant positions in automated BIM-LCA development for embodied carbon counting, Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Lab, Faculty of Forestry.

Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Lab at The University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to announce two Ph.D. graduate assistant positions with full financial support starting as early as January 2025.

Successful candidates will be joining our vibrant team at the Sustainable Built Environment Lab, where we delve into the exciting world of sustainable construction. You’ll have the chance to work closely with the vibrant lab members, focusing on creating Building Information Modeling (BIM) add-in tools and integrating detailed life cycle inventories of modular building supply chains.

This research will involve building embodied carbon calculations, BIM programing, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), robust energy simulation tools, zero carbon policies, to develop assessment frameworks considering life cycle energy, carbon, and cost performance.

Principle Investigator

Dr. Haibo Feng is Assistant Professor in Wood Science with expertise in sustainable construction and building performance.

For inquiries, contact:

Application Instructions

Candidates with backgrounds in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering. or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Applicants from other majors will also be considered if they demonstrate a strong interest and motivation in the areas of BIM, Circular Engineering for Digital Construction, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment, and Data Analytics for Production and Construction.

General Admission Requirements

Admission to the Ph.D. program typically requires the completion of a thesis-based master’s degree in Engineering or a related field. In special circumstances, exceptional students may apply directly to the Ph.D. program after completing an undergraduate degree in engineering or science. Applicants must meet minimum English language requirements, including a TOEFL internet- based score of 100 or an IELTS minimum overall band of 7 (with no less than 6.5 per individual test). Additional admission standards specified by UBC Graduate Studies must also be met.

Application Deadline: ASAP. Review of applications will be ongoing.

Further Program Information

For detailed program requirements and graduation timelines, visit the UBC Faculty of Forestry website. We look forward to welcoming motivated and talented individuals to join our innovative research team at UBC’s Department of Wood Science.

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