M.Sc./PhD opportunities in Geodynamics at Georgia Institution of Technology (1st Jan 2021)

My geodynamics group (SimLab) at Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking a highly motivated student to pursue a M.Sc. or PhD degree in Earth Science on Solid Earth Geodynamics . Project will be broadly on but not limited to applying two phase flow methods to understand fluid flow at tectonic boundaries. The student will have an opportunity to learn innovative numerical modeling to better understand Earth’s evolution at tectonic boundaries. Students with a background in geophysics, mechanical engineering and closely related fields are encouraged to apply. The student will work in a collaborative environment and get exposure to a variety of disciplines within Earth and planetary sciences in the department. Full financial support including teaching and research assistantships will be provided for the student. Applicants are encouraged to contact me (jssim@eas.gatech.edu) to discuss potential research projects and on life at Georgia Tech. Applicants can find out more about our group here: https://joycesim.github.io/

Candidates should submit their completed application form to the graduate program at Georgia Tech prior to January 1st, 2021 for Fall 2021 admission. This includes a personal statement, three letters of references, official transcripts, and the TOEFL score (for international students whose native language is not English and who have not spent an academic year in a U.S. institution). The Graduate Admission Committee no longer considers GRE test scores for admission decisions. For further information about the admission process, please visit the website

The Earth and Atmospheric Science department at Georgia Tech was selected as one of the inaugural AGU Bridge partner institutions. The application is open to underrepresented minorities (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian) and opens mid December 2020 for Fall 2021 admission. Application is free and is shared with all partner institutions. For more information on the AGU bridge program, please go to the website

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Take care everyone and happy holidays,

Joyce Sim