UCSC化学和生物化学系平远教授招博士生,方向为理论与计算材料化学。欢迎以下这些方向的同学申请:solid state physics, materials chemistry/physics, chemical physics/physical chemistry, theoretical/computational chemistry/physics, 尤其欢迎同系化学物理系同学申请。申请截止时间为2017年12月16日。不看重托福或者GRE成绩,无托福或者GRE成绩者也可申请,但是请务必在截止时间之前与平远校友联系并告知此事。

平远,0303校友,加州大学圣克鲁兹分校(UCSC)化学和生物化学系助理教授。平远是加州大学戴维斯分校博士、加州理工学院博士后。她的个人简介与招生 英文要求如下。欢迎中国科大学生仔细阅读后申请。

Ping Research Group (Ph.D. Student Recruitment)

University of California, Santa Cruz 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of one Ph.D. student in Theoretical/Computational Materials Chemistry, under the direction of Dr. Yuan Ping.


Dr. Yuan Ping started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz from July, 2016. Before joining UCSC, she was a Materials Postdoc Fellow at California Institute of Technology- a DOE energy hub - Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) under supervision of Prof. Prof. William A. Goddard III from August, 2013. Prior to joining JCAP, she obtained her Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis under supervision ofProf. Giulia Galli (currently at University of Chicago). Her undergraduate study was at the University of Science and Technology of China (Class 0303, 2003-2007).


Dr. Yuan Ping’s research interest focuses on developing and employing theoretical and computational methods (including Density Functional Theory, Many Body Perturbation Theory GW/BSE, Ab-initio Molecular Dynamics) to understand and predict optical, carrier transport, and catalytic properties of materials from first-principles calculations, for energy conversion and quantum information applications. More information can be found at:



Dr. Yuan Ping has published papers in various top-tier peer reviewed journals, including Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Society Reviews, and Energy & Environmental Science in the past five years. She has successfully established her own independent research group in the past year at UCSC.

Ping research group is part of UCSC materials science initiative, which is an interdisciplinary program between physics, chemistry and electrical engineering, starting from 2015. Exciting new collaborative research is in progress.

Introduction of the University of California, Santa Cruz:

University of California, Santa Cruz is one of ten University of California campuses. It is less than an hour drive away from Silicon Valley, and is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and redwoods. Its academic research performance is ranked 27 globally by US News https://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/university-of-california-santa-cruz-110714 (the one by US News based on undergraduate education is ranked 81). University of California, Santa Cruz is a new campus of UC with 50 years history. It has developed rapidly in recent years: http://www.ucsc.edu/about/achievements/

Recruitment Requirements and Support:

For official admission, prospective Ph.D. students should apply through the Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California- Santa Cruz before the admission deadline December 16 for 2017. Highly motivated students with solid state physics, materials chemistry/physics, chemical physics/physical chemistry, theoretical/computational chemistry/physics and mathematics background are preferred, chemical physics department is especially welcome.

a. Scholarship: UCSC provides full scholarship including tuition, salary and health insurance. More details can be obtained directly by contacting Dr. Yuan Ping.

b. Initial application: highly motivated students should first email Dr. Yuan Ping (yuanping_ATNOSPAM_ucsc.edu,_ATNOSPAM_=@ ) with your CV, and a short description of your research experience and interests.

Positions are available currently and close until filled.

The application deadline for this year is Dec. 16, as long as you send applications before deadline with full materials, everyone will be in the pool regardless of the TOEFL/GRE scores. Dr. Ping could direct admit them if you contact her in advance and you agree to work together even without GRE/TOEFL.