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Postdoctoral positions

Prof. Yang Xu is seeking highly creative and self-motivated postdoctoral research fellows in the broad areas of additive manufacturing, robotics, micro-mechatronics, machine learning, computer graphics, and polymer chemistry. This appointment will begin in Sep 2024. Qualified applicants should send their CVs to Prof. Yang Xu at

Ph.D. positions

1-2 Ph.D. student positions are available for enrollment in Spring or Fall 2025. Applicants should hold a B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Automation, Computer Science, Robotics, Material Science, Chemistry or related fields. Highly qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. program in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at HKU and indicate your interest in working with Prof. Yang Xu in the application. All admitted Ph.D. students will be fully supported by either the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), the HKU Presidential Ph.D. Scholar Programme (HKU-PS), or the Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS). For more information, please refer to the Ph.D. program in Engineering at HKU and the Scholarships / Awards for Postgraduate Students pages. Prospective Ph.D. students are encouraged to email Prof. Yang Xu at with their CV and undergraduate transcripts.

Graduate and undergraduate students

During his Ph.D. and Postdoc periods, Prof. Yang Xu has guided and collaborated with over 20 graduate and undergraduate students, many of whom have gone to become Ph.D. students at various universities. Please see here.

Motivated MPhil applicants and Taught Postgraduate students are encouraged to contact Prof. Yang Xu at with their CVs and undergraduate transcripts. Prof. Yang Xu will support MPhil students in obtaining Scholarships / Awards for Postgraduate Students.


Undergraduate students at HKU are also welcome to contact Prof. Yang Xu at for the Final Year Project (FYP) or research internships. For research internship opportunities, please refer to Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme (URFP).

Please note that due to the high volume of emails, I may not be able to reply to each applicant individually. Please don't feel offended:)

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