Fate and Transport of Carbon-Metal Hybrid Nanomaterials in the Subsurface

Monday, June 6, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
resident researcher
Job Institution: 
US Environmental Protection Agency
Job Description: 

The National Research Council (NRC) Resident Resident Research Associateship program is offering an opportuniity for research in the Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Located in Ada, Oklahoma.  Qualified applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemistry, environmental science, geology, soil science, or related discipline.  The successful cahdidate will join a research team to conduct research on the fate and transport of carbon-metal hybrid nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes or graphene conjugated with metal/metal oxodes such as perovalent silver, cerium dioxide, copper oxide, and titanium dioxide) in the subsurface.  Work will include test on dispersion, aggregation, and sedimentation behavior of hybrid nanoparticles as affected by properties of nanoparticles (size, shape, and surface charge) and geochemical parameters (pH, ionic strangth, surfactants, polymers, humic/fulvic acids) column and tank tests of nanoparticle transport in porous media (sand and soil) and mathematical modeling of transport behavior. 

A detailed description of this opportunity (#22.03.05.B6723) and procedures for application can be found on NRC's website at www.nationalacademies.org/rap.  For information on research, please navigate to Dr. Chunming Su at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the NRC's webiste.  For additional information, please contact Dr. Chunming Su, USEPA, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, 919 Kerr Research Drive, Ada, OK 74820, Tel: 580-436-8638, email: su.chunming@epa.gov.