Our group is actively looking to hire talented and motivated individuals to join and make new discoveries.

Undergraduate: We aim to train the next generation of scientists and engineers starting at the UG level. Hence, opportunities for domestic REU (Research Experience for Undergrads) are available every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Please contact us with your CV and transcripts.

Graduate: We’re constantly looking for high-quality and motivated MS/PhD candidates. If you’re one of them, please apply online (Specialization*: Construction Materials, with thesis) and make sure to indicate your interest to work with Prof. Garg in your online application.

    • *Prospective students may also apply to have a graduate degree in our CEE interdisciplinary programs such as ‘Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems‘ and ‘Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability‘ and list Prof. Garg under faculty interest. 
    • High GPA and strong letters from top-ranked, well-known institutions, high GRE & TOEFL (if applicable) scores, and evidence of research experience in form of publications in top journals – all of these factors will improve your chances of getting interviewed and subsequently admitted to Garg Group. 

Postdoc: A new postdoc vacancy might be posted in early 2024, please check again. Externally-funded postdocs are also always welcome to reach out. The contact email for the group is listed below.

Visitors: Visiting scholars are welcome to contact us with their CV and a research statement. Funding is available for 1 year or 2-year visits. 

Contact Email: All individuals interested in joining the group could contact us via garg-group@illinois.edu.

Note: We receive countless emails every week from prospective grad students, visitors, and postdocs, and hence, replying to each of them is often not feasible. If you’re interested in working with us, your best bet is to submit a formal application and wait.