Materials Chemistry, Photocatalysis

Monday, July 11, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Graduate Research Assistant
Job Institution: 
Virginia Commonwealth University
Job Description: 

Open position for One (1) PhD student is available immediately in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE) 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, photocatalysts, luminescent materials, membranes, sensors, and solar cells. Highly motivated students with solid training in the following fields, including but not limited to, Aerosol Science & Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, and/or Solid State Physics are encouraged to apply.

Candidates with strong experimental skills in advanced functional materials synthesis (e.g., gas phase and/or wet-chemical methods, such as ALD, CVD, PVD, sol-gel, and hydrothermal) and characterization (such as TEM, SEM, EDX, AFM, XRD, XPS, BET, UV-VIS, FT-IR, Raman, DLS, and photoluminescence analysis) will be considered a plus. The successful candidates should have strong motivation and passion in doing research on advanced functional materials.

English proficiency: GRE (Quantitative analysis 150+) and TOEFL (90+, or IELTS, 6.5+) are required for admission by VCU. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills.

For more information about the positions, please contact Prof. Wei-Ning Wang, email: wnwang@vcu.edu. Written applications should be sent by email and include a complete Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications (if available), copies of official transcripts, three reference letters, and a description of your research background and interests.