The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Villanova University seeks candidates for a PhD Research Assistantship focusing on the development of reactive electrochemical membranes for water purification. The ideal candidate will possess a M.S. in Environmental or Chemical Engineering, and prior experience in electrochemistry, membrane processes, and surface characterization. Candidates holding a B.S. or M.S. in related fields will also be considered. The student will have the opportunity to conduct high-level research that will directly contribute to the development of a new generation of membranes for water treatment. The selected applicant will be funded with a competitive stipend, benefits, and travel support to attend professional conferences.
The position starts August or September 2012, and the student will be jointly advised by Profs. Brian Chaplin (http://www3.villanova.edu/ECL/) and Metin Duran (http://www3.villanova.edu/emb/). Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, the names of three references, and one published manuscript in a single pdf file to Prof. Brian Chaplin (firstname.lastname@example.org).