Environmental Engineering

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Graduate Research Assistants
Job Institution: 
Colorado State University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) is currently seeking two graduate research assistants (both Ph.D. and M.S. are considered) to start in Spring 2018. Those positions will be focusing on novel membrane materials and processes for sustainability water supply, and ecological and health impacts of engineered nanomaterials. Students who are interested in performing cutting-edge research in those rising areas are encouraged to contact Dr. Tiezheng Tong by visiting http://www.engr.colostate.edu/faculty-staff/profile/?p=300 or sending an email to tiezheng.tong@colostate.edu for more information.

The ideal candidates are expected to have a B.S. degree (M.S. degree preferred) in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or closely related fields. Previous research experiences on membrane materials, membrane processes, as well as environmental nanotechnology will be favorable. In addition, excellent writing and verbal communication skills will be highly valued in the application review process.

Perspective students are encouraged to send the following materials in a single PDF directly to Dr. Tiezheng Tong (tiezheng.tong@colostate.edu): a cover letter stating your research interests and career goals, your C.V., names and contact information of at least two references, and a copy of representative peer-reviewed publications (if applicable). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until both positions are filled. The successful candidates will receive full funding support including tuition, a competitive stipend, and benefits. Note that the graduate application at CSU will be due October 15th for the enrollment in Spring 2018.

CSU campus is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a vibrant community near both the Rocky Mountain National Park and the city of Denver, that is routinely recognized among the most desirable places to live in the U.S. Fort Collins enjoys approximately 300 sunny days a year and offers a variety of exciting recreational and cultural activities. For more information regarding to the application process and basic requirement at CSU, please visit http://graduateschool.colostate.edu/Programs/civil-environmental-engineering/.

Bio: Dr. Tiezheng Tong came to CSU after completing a postdoc position in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to his Ph.D. study, he graduated from Beijing Normal University (with the highest honor) and Tsinghua University with B.S. and M.S. degrees, respectively. He is the leading author or co-author of 23 peer-reviewed journal articles, many of which have been published on high-impact journals such as Environmental Science & Technology and Water Research. He is also the recipient of several academic and professional awards, including the Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award from American Chemistry Society, Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Student Scholarship Award from Illinois Section of American Society of Civil Engineers, a student award from Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO), and the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad.