Water-Energy Research

EMPOWER—Education Model Program on Water-Energy Research—is a new National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) interdisciplinary graduate training program at Syracuse University. Graduate students in this program conduct research at the “water-energy nexus,” which is a priority research area nationally.

Graduate Research Assistantship Available in Environmental Engineering at Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Peng Yi from Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering at Florida Atlantic University is seeking graduate students at either M.S. or Ph.D. level.  Preference will be given to Ph.D. applicants.  The graduate research will be primarily in one of the three areas: Environmental Nanotechnology, Nano-Bio Interactions, and Renewable Energy.  The graduate student will be offered research assistantship which covers stipend and full tuition.  The prospective student is expected to start from the Fall semester of 2016.

Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

The sustainability and environmental engineering (SEE) faculty group at the University of Pittsburgh seeks PhD student applications for openings beginning in the 2016/17 academic year. The SEE group is affiliated with the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) ( and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Energy (, providing ample opportunity for interdisciplinary training and collaboration. Applications are due January 15, 2016. PhD students receive a stipend and benefits.

Environmental Science and Engineering

A Ph.D. research position is available in Environmental Science and Engineering in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University ( starting January, 2016.  The successful applicant is expected to conduct research in the area of sampling and analysis related to vapor intrusion.  A B.S. in environmental science, environmental engineering, or chemistry is required, and applicants with a M.S. degree in a pertinent field and/or related experience are preferred.

Science, Technology and Environmental Policy

Graduate study and research fellowship opportunities available at the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

We offer a vibrant interdisciplinary graduate program connecting science and engineering with sustainability system analysis and public policy to address some of society's most pressing challenges. 

Research areas and associated faculty members:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Two PhD positions in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology

Position description

Two research opportunities for PhD in civil and environmental engineering are available. One position is on the study of the interaction between groundwater, sewer, and water streams in urban areas and a second position is on the study of the behavior of nanoparticle-stabilized CO2-foam transport in porous media for contaminated site remediation.

Environmental Sustainability/Life Cycle Assessment/Risk Analysis

PhD position in Environmental Sustainability, State University of New York at Albany

Title:  Graduate Research Assistant

Institution:   State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany

Location:  Albany, New York, USA

Dr. Xiaobo Xue invites applications for a graduate research assistant position at the PhD level in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at SUNY, Albany. Dr. Xue’s research focuses on developing life cycle and risk assessment approaches to investigate the environmental sustainability of water and energy systems.


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