Water Chemistry/Environmental Engineering

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Graduate Student
Job Institution: 
Louisiana State University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University invites applications for Ph.D. assistantships in Environmental Engineering, starting Fall 2017. This opening will focus on unraveling the mysterious and underappreciated geochemical roles of Mn(III) species in subsurface environments and the implications of redox oscillation to the geochemical dynamics of subsurface contaminants. The student will conduct research in the lab of Dr. Zimeng Wang. Visit http://zimengwang.weebly.com/ for more information about the research program.

Desired applicants are expected to have a degree or research experience in environmental science, engineering and chemistry-related disciplines. Experience in aqueous analytical techniques (e.g chromatography, electrophoresis, mass spectrometry) will be highly appreciated. Bachelor or master graduates of chemistry programs who are interested in environmental science and technology are especially encouraged to apply.

Prospective students should send a C.V. and a brief statement of interest to Dr. Zimeng Wang (zimengw@lsu.edu). The statement should include an explanation of why you wish to pursue a Ph.D. in environmental engineering. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. More information about admission process and basic requirements can be found at http://www.cee.lsu.edu/academics/graduate/admission

The environmental engineering program at LSU has six full time faculty with a comprehensive coverage of various environmental research topics and highly accessible research facility resources at the department and university levels. The Ph.D. student will have ample opportunities to collaborate with microbiologists, electrochemists, mineralogist and will have change to perform research at national laboratory facilities.

LSU is located in the capital city of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, on more than 2,000 acres and is home of the "Fighting Tigers." LSU is the flagship institution of the state and is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.

Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge, is a thriving city that is home to both LSU and Southern University, and numerous businesses and industrial facilities. Known for its great people, its unique food and its lively music, the "Red Stick" has something for everyone.
Contact: zimengw@lsu.edu