Anaerobic Biorefinery

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Ph.D. Student
Job Institution: 
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Job Description: 

Tropical Biogas Research Program established by Dr. Samir K Khanal at The University of Hawaii at Manoa has an immediate opening for a graduate student (Ph.D.) in the field of anaerobic biorefinery. The selected candidate will work on various aspects of anaerobic digestion research for bioenergy and other high-value co-products production including various platform chemicals. We prefer a candidate with research background in high solid digestion especially tropical grass and other perennial crops, bioreactor design and operation, process microbiology and system modeling. B.S./M.S. in environmental engineering or a closely related engineering field is required. The candidate must have superior academic and research background in anaerobic processes. The position requires excellent written and oral english skill including ability to prepare refereed journal articles/progress report. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. The candidate will also receive full tuition waiver along with fund for attending/presenting at national/international conference. The candidate will also have an opportunity to travel to other islands for research. For consideration, please e-mail CV (with GRE, TOEFL scores (if applicable) and GPA), 1-page write-up on research experience, names of 2 referees and publication if any in a single PDF file to Dr. Samir K. Khanal at <khanal@hawaii.edu> by Aug 23, 2013. For more information about Dr. Khanal’s research, please visit the website <http://www2.hawaii.edu/~khanal/>.