The Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico
is seeking a PhD student in Transportation Engineering. The PhD student will focus on
multimodal aspects of transportation safety and help run a virtual reality lab exploring emerging
transportation technologies. Benefits include tuition, health insurance, and a $2,000 per month
stipend. The student will join a growing research team with access to two transportation labs.
The University is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a diverse metropolitan area rich in culture and
history. One of the ten sunniest cities in the U.S., Albuquerque offers unparalleled opportunities for
outdoor adventure. The Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges are minutes away, offering 75,000 acres
of wilderness for hiking, biking, rock climbing, skiing, and other outdoor activities. UNM is located
within one hour of Santa Fe and three hours of Taos.
The CCEE Department at UNM currently has 16 faculty members and several research professors
and is housed in the Centennial Engineering Center, built in 2008. Department faculty generate $6.5
million in annual research expenditures and work with approximately 250 undergraduate and 85
graduate students. UNM is designated as R1 (doctoral university with very high research activity), one
of only a dozen Hispanic-Serving Institutions with R1 classification.
For more information, please visit https://www.nickferenchak.com/grad-students
For inquiries or to apply, contact Professor Nicholas N. Ferenchak, PhD, PE, at email@example.com.