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Interested in pursuing a PhD?

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 inquiries or to apply, contact Professor Nicholas N. Ferenchak, PhD, PE, at

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