Ph.D. Student/Research Assistant

Thursday, January 2, 2014
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Job Rank: 
Ph.D. Student/Research Assistant
Job Institution: 
The University of Central Florida
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking highly motivated Ph.D. graduate students to work with Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee beginning Fall 2014/Spring 2015.

Students will conduct research in the area of the following.

1) Biofilm formation, biocorrosion, and nitrification and in chloraminated drinking water distribution systems

2) Development of new emerging electrochemical and/or bio microsensor (PAH, dispersant, hydroxylamine, and/or algae monitoring aquatic microsensor)

3) RO membrane fouling monitoring and control

4) Energy recovery from waste (alum and phosphate recovery from alum sludge, biodegradable plastics from EBPR, MFC)

Applicants must have a M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related fields with emphasis on water/wastewater treatment.  Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong background of reactor configuration/operation (e.g., annular biofilm reactor), past advanced laboratory experience (e.g., GC-MS, HPLC, CLSM, qPCR) in environmental engineering, and modeling for water and wastewater treatment (e.g., AQUASIM, EPANET).

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send a cover letter describing their previous research experience and career objectives, CV (including GRE/TOEFL scores), writing samples (publications as applicable), and the contact information of at least three references, as a single pdf file, to Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee (woohyoung.lee@ucf.edu). Candidates will be considered until this position is filled.