University of Utah
SCI Institute
Salt Lake City


We are always looking for self-motivated students who are interested in our research. We look for students interested in computer modeling, machine learning, numerical methods and programming, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and cardiovascular biomechanics with strong programing and computer modeling skills.

Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI Institute). At SCI, students enjoy a very collaborative and supportive environment with excellent staff support. There is even a nice free coffee machine for students to get coffee, cappuccino, latte, etc. Do you like ping-pong? There is even a ping pong table for students to relax and take a break!

  • Mailing address:¬† Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute 72 S Central Campus Drive, Room 3750 Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • Email: amir.arzani@sci.utah.edu
  • Phone: +1-8015817255

Prospective PhD students.

Students interested in joining our group should apply to the Mechanical Engineering PhD program at the University of Utah.  Support includes RA/TA funding. Domestic students are eligible for being nominated for supplemental college fellowships.

Email us your CV with a short description of your research interests and how that matches our research.


Prospective MS students.

Students interested in Mechanical Engineering MS degree (with thesis) are encouraged to apply. Many MS students are not funded theses days (at many universities), and therefore MS applicants need to be able to self-fund their studies. However, occasionally funding for highly competitive and top MS students might become available (mostly partial funding).

Email us your CV with a short description of your research interests, goals, and how that matches our research.


Undergraduate students.

Contact us If you are an undergraduate student at Utah, and you are interested in our research. You are encouraged to look into funding opportunities through Utah’s undergraduate research office.


Visiting students/scholars.

Contact us if you would like to visit our lab and learn about our research.


About University of Utah and Salt Lake City:

University of Utah is classified as an R1 School (very high research activity) and Utah’s Engineering programs are ranked among the best in US public schools. For example, in the 2024 Wall Street Journal ranking Utah ranked 8 among the public schools in the US. We are located in the beautiful lovely city of Salt Lake City (SLC). SLC is typically ranked as one of the best cities in the US. We are located within driving distance of several national parks with plenty of outdoor activity opportunities nearby (world-class skiing, mountain biking, …). Additionally, SLC offers several indoor activities such as concerts and sports (NBA,…).