sustainable biological processes

Dr. Zhiwu (Drew) Wang invites applications for a graduate research assistantship at PhD level in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Successful candidates will receive instruction and perform this research at the Occoquan Laboratory in Manassas, VA, just an hour’s drive from Washington DC. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the development of sustainable biological processes for the treatment of liquid and solid wastes, with the overarching goal of advancing the environmental engineering research and serving the technical needs of industry stakeholders. 

Environmental Engineering - reactive nanomaterials, membrane fouling

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the George Washington University (GW) is seeking one graduate research assistant position in material synthesis, material characterization, and membrane fouling, preferably at the Ph.D. level. Research project will be related with the development and evaluation of electroactive membranes for algal separation, and mechanism understanding of membrane fouling.

Environmental Biotechnology for Nutrient Recovery

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University is seeking candidates for a graduate research assistant position in environmental biotechnology, preferably at the PhD level.  The position begins in August 2016 and is funded through an award from the National Science Foundation CAREER program.  The researcher’s primary focus will be design of bioengineered systems using phosphate binding proteins to recover phosphorus from water and wastewater systems.  The student will have the opportunity to participate in all facets of the project, including des

Environmental Engineering

The Center for Water and the Environment at the University of New Mexico has up to 6 open graduate research assistantships available for highly qualified M.S. or Ph.D. students starting in Fall, 2016.  The assistantships will be funded by a National Science Foundation grant from the CREST (Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology) program, which is focused on performing world class research on water and energy issues while expanding the presence of historically underrepresented groups in science and engineering disciplines.  Only U.S.

Water and Health PhD Opportunity


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UConn has funding for 2 PhD students to work with Professor Jonathan Mellor on systems based approaches to study water, health and climate change in Ethiopia and Connecticut. Primary areas of research may include:

Climate change impacts on water resources and health.

Climate change resiliency and adaptation strategies.

Coupled human/engineered/environmental systems and agent-based modeling.

Appropriate water treatment technologies.

Environmental Engineering - Bioprocess Engineering

Applications are invited for graduate research/teaching assistantships in the bioprocess engineering area for the conversion of wastes to useful products. Students with an MS degree in Civil - Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Biochemical Engineering or allied fields are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in bioconversion process studies would be useful but not required. Please contact Prof. Mathews at with a (1) CV, (2) Statement of qualifications and interests, and (3) Phone and email contact information.

Air pollution and environmental modeling

PhD and MS graduate research assistant positions are available for students interested in air pollution and environmental modeling in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. Research will center on regional and global atmospheric models, and covers a wide range of potential interdisciplinary projects exploring the connections between air quality, climate change, and environmental policy. Additional information is available here:


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