Environmental Chemical and Transport Processes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Job Rank: 
Graduate Students (Ph.D. and M.S.)
Job Institution: 
Louisiana State University
Job Description: 

Two graduate research assistant positions (Ph.D. and M.S. are both considered) are immediately available at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University, starting Fall 2017 (may defer to Spring 2018 for exceptional applicants). Those openings will focus on environmental systems where mass transfer and environmental chemical processes are highly coupled, such as saltwater intrusion, riverine chemical spills, groundwater-surface water interactions, water/wastewater piping systems. The student will conduct research in the lab of Dr. Zimeng Wang. Visit http://zimengwang.weebly.com or send email to zimengw@lsu.edu for more information about the research program.

Desired applicants are expected to have a degree or research experience in at least one of those areas (water resource, civil and environmental engineering, groundwater, hydrology, hydraulics). Strong background in various environmental and fluid models/software (reactive transport models, CFD models, biogeochemical models) and some experience in coding (Matlab, Visual Basic, etc) will be favorable. Knowledge in environmental and geochemistry is a plus. Requirements regarding standardized tests (e.g., TOEFL > 79, IELTS > 6.5, GRE > 300) may be circumvented upon request of special exemption.

Prospective students should send a C.V. and a brief statement of interest to Dr. Zimeng Wang (zimengw@lsu.edu). The statement should include an explanation of why you wish to pursue a Ph.D. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. More information about admission process and basic requirements can be found at http://www.cee.lsu.edu/academics/graduate/admission.

The environmental engineering program at LSU has six full time faculty with a comprehensive coverage of various environmental research topics and highly accessible research facility resources at the department and university levels. The Ph.D. student will have ample opportunities to collaborate with on-campus and external experts on water resource, water utility and chemists.

LSU is located in the capital city of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, on more than 2,000 acres and is home of the "Fighting Tigers." LSU is the flagship institution of the state and is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.

Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge, is a thriving city that is home to both LSU and Southern University, and numerous businesses and industrial facilities. Known for its great people, its unique food and its lively music, the "Red Stick" has something for everyone.