Environmental Engineering/Life Cycle Assessment

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Research Assistant
Job Institution: 
Purdue University
Job Description: 

The Sustainable Product and Engineering Lab at Purdue University is looking for Ph.D. students to work on several projects related to life cycle assessment: 1) Developing multi-agent life cycle assessment tool to support sustainable design of electronics; 2) Life cycle assessment of rare earth elements and products; and 3) Understanding the economic and environmental consequences of widespread deployment of thin film solar photovoltaics. The ideal candidates should have M.S. in a related engineering field and some background/training on optimization and/or economics.

All the projects are supported by federal agencies. The selected candidates will receive a competitive stipend, full tuition, and benefits. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Fu Zhao (fzhao@purdue.edu) for more details on these projects.