Air Quality

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Research Assistant
Job Institution: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Description: 

A Ph.D. student position in environmental engineering/air quality is available with the air quality engineering and science group (, at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) (, starting Spring 2014.  Engineering at the UIUC in general and the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering department, in particular, are top ranked in the world, and they offer multitude of resources and opportunities for high level interdisciplinary research.

Candidates holding a B.S. or M.S. in Environmental Engineering, or related field of engineering or biogeosciences will be given priority consideration. Students with previous experience on air quality measurement and strong interest in land-atmosphere interactions are particularly encouraged to apply. The research project pertains to measuring NH3 fluxes in an agricultural field managed by UIUC. The Ph.D. student will also collaborate with research staff at NOAA and another Ph.D. student who is modeling NH3 emissions from agricultural areas and its impact on air quality on a regional basis. Please, forward cover letter describing your interest in the project, CV, and names of three references to Dr. Sotiria Koloutsou-Vakakis, co-PI of the project, at