Electromagnetic Radiation-based Processes and Materials for Environmental Technology

The Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University seeks applications from qualified students for pursuit of a PhD in Environmental Engineering and Science, starting Fall 2017. The student will conduct research in the lab of Dr. Ezra Cates. Numerous possibilities for research topics exist, including UVC-emitting materials development for membrane biofouling control, elucidation of radiocatalyst design principles, and development of new reactor concepts and systems for photocatalytic advanced oxidation.

PhD Student in Materials Science and Environmental Engineering

An open position for ONE (1) PhD student is available immediately in the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The research focus is on advanced functional materials for energy and environmental applications, including but not limited to, NIR cutting materials, energy storage materials, photocatalysts, luminescent materials (phosphors), membranes, and sensors.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

We are seeking a graduate student, M.S. or PhD student, for urban stormwater studies, including best management practices (BMPs), life cycle assessment and grey-green infrastructure management for a start date of January 2017, but we will consider students for Summer/Fall 2017.  A strong technical background in urban hydrological modeling, water quality, or BMP development is preferred.

Environmental Processes Engineering

The Environmental Processes (EP) research focus area of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University ( invites applications for research-based M.S./Ph.D. and Ph.D. studies beginning in the 2017/2018 academic year. Cornell offers graduate students the opportunity to individualize their course of study with a committee of faculty members to select the most important courses to complement their research.

Ph.D. Assistantships in Environmental Engineering (Environmental Chemistry for Water Treatment and Reuse)

The Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California invites applicants for two Ph.D. assistantships in environmental engineering, with a particular emphasis on environmental chemistry in water treatment and reuse. The research assistantships will focus on identifying sources of chronic health risk from recycled wastewater consumption, and improving water reuse practices to protect public health. Applicants should have a B.S. in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or equivalent. Applicants with an M.S.

Water system modeling, climate change resilience planning

Climate change and other changing conditions may jeopardize the future ability of the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System’s (RWS) to meet the desired level of service of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Current planning will benefit from early identification of potential vulnerabilities and evaluation of possible relevant adaptations. This proposed effort will provide the insights needed to plan for an uncertain future by conducting a comprehensive climate vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning exercise in close collaboration with SFPUC.

Environmental Biotechnology

Dr. Sudeep Popat invites applications for Ph.D. students in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University, for Fall 2017.  Candidates should have a B.S. (and preferably M.S.) in Environmental or Chemical Engineering.  Candidates with a background in Microbiology are also encouraged to apply.  Up to two positions may be available.   Dr.

aquatic ecology/limnology

Two graduate research assistantships (Ph.D. or M.S.) in aquatic ecology/limnology are available in Alan Wilson’s lab at Auburn University (  Current lab research projects take advantage of our large field station that includes hundreds of ponds and nearby reservoirs where we answer basic and applied questions associated with understanding the ecological, evolutionary, and limnological mechanisms controlling the structure and function of freshwater plankton communities with an emphasis on harmful algal blooms.


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