Oil and gas produced water research

The Center of Excellence in Produced Water Management (CEPWM) at the University of Wyoming is seeking an energetic and self-motivated doctoral student to work on developing next generation treatment technologies for oil and gas produced waters. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2017 (fall semester). The position is a fully funded research assistantship covering tuition/fees, health insurance and a monthly stipend.

Indoor Aerosol Research

The Indoor Aerosol and Exposure Laboratory in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University is currently recruiting motivated students to apply for Ph.D. positions (research assistantships) to start immediately. Our research focuses on characterizing the dynamics of airborne particles (nanoparticles, bioaerosols) in buildings and human exposure to indoor air pollutants. Our experimental research facilities are located at the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories as part of the interdisciplinary Center for High Performance Buildings (CHPB).

water quality

The Environmental Engineering program at Drexel University is seeking a doctoral student to work on water quality and risk assessment for building plumbing systems. This positon is part of an EPA-sponsored project investigating a range of threats to building water quality include corrosion of lead, growth of opportunistic pathogens, and formation of disinfection byproducts (for information on the project team please see

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 M.S. level. The graduate research will be 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 Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.

Contaminated Site Remediation Research

The Department of Civil, Geological and Environmental Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada is seeking a highly motivated student who will conduct Contaminated Site Remediation Research in Dr. Wonjae Chang’s Lab. Dr. Chang's Lab is working on the remediation of mining-impacted sites, particulalry on the development of engineered geomaterials as cost-effective remedial agents.

PhD studentships in environmental nanotechnology at KAUST

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), founded in 2009, is an international, graduate research University located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and engineering through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation. It was announced in 2013 that KAUST had one of the fastest growing research and citation records in the world and in the 2016 Nature Index Rising Stars was ranked #19 in the world of the fastest rising universities for high quality research output.

Uranium remediation, hydraulic fracturing, wastewater reuse, or wildfires and infrastructure

At least 4 research assistants in environmental engineering and water resources at the MS or PhD levels are sought by the University of New Mexico Center for Water and the Environment. Areas of interest include:

- Investigation of physical, biological, and chemical processes for restoration of aquifers contaminated by uranium mining (contact Dr. Jose Cerrato,

Nanotechnology/Drinking Water Treatment

Graduate Assistantship in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Job Description: The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) is seeking a graduate assistant to work on experimental investigations of nanotechnology-enabled drinking water treatment with an emphasis on physicochemical processes.

Drinking Water Quality/Microbial Risk Assessment

The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department at Michigan State University is seeking PhD applicants to work under the guidance of Dr. Jade Mitchell on risk assessment projects related to drinking water quality impacted by low flows and water conservation. The research will involve environmental microbiology, fate and transport modeling within distribution and premise plumbing networks and statistical modeling.


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