The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas seeks applicants for a PhD Research Assistantship for an NSF CAREER funded project focusing on optimizing surface chemistry of carbon nanotubes for adsorption of disinfection byproduct precursors. The ideal candidate will have a M.S. in Civil, Environmental, or Chemical Engineering, and prior research experience in drinking water treatment, disinfection byproduct analyses, adsorption processes, and surface characterizations. The selected applicant will receive full tuition, competitive stipend, and health benefits. In addition, US citizens that apply prior to January 1, 2013 may be eligible for one of two University of Arkansas fellowships: (1) the Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship ($20,000 per year for 4 years) or (2) the Doctoral Academy Fellowship ($10,000 per year for 4 years). For details regarding these fellowships, see http://www.engr.uark.edu/home/4852.php.
The position starts as early as May 15, 2013 and no later than August 15, 2013. The student will be advised by Julian Fairey (http://wordpress.uark.edu/julianf/). Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, GRE scores, and the names and contact information of two academic references in a single pdf file to Julian Fairey (firstname.lastname@example.org).