Environmental Engineering

Friday, February 9, 2018
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Ph.D. or M.S. Student
Job Institution: 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Job Description: 

Seeking: M.S. and Ph.D. Students in Environmental Engineering

Topic: Environmental Chemistry/Water Reuse

Start Date: Fall 2018

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction (CEEC) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is seeking graduate students to work under the guidance of Dr. Erica Marti on projects related to disinfection byproducts and advanced oxidation in the context of water reuse. Potential collaborations include determining toxicity of disinfection byproducts and using novel mass spectrometry methods to investigate plant uptake of chemicals after irrigation with wastewater.

The ideal candidate will possess an M.S. in civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or related fields. Students applying for a Ph.D. must have a M.S. in engineering. Students applying for the M.S. can have a B.S. outside of engineering (e.g., chemistry), but they will be provisionally admitted until all prerequisite courses in engineering are completed. The candidate is expected to have a strong academic record and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience with mass spectrometry and other analytical techniques is highly desired.

Positions are available for Fall 2018, and applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. The selected candidate will receive a competitive stipend, full tuition, and benefits. Interested applicants are requested to send the following (as a single PDF file) to Dr. Marti (erica.marti@unlv.edu)

(1)   a cover letter describing your research interests and career objectives,

(2)   a curriculum vitae (including GRE and TOEFL scores as applicable),

(3)   the names of at least 3 references, and

(4)   a copy of one of your recent publications (if applicable).

Funded positions may be available with other CEEC faculty at UNLV. Topics include environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology related to site remediation, and water and wastewater treatment. Interested applicants are requested to send the information/items listed above to Dr. Eakalak Khan (eakalak.khan@unlv.edu).

There is also potential for collaboration with local industrial partners, including cutting-edge water and wastewater treatment facilities and world-renowned research laboratories. Students who have the ability to work off-campus are particularly encouraged to apply in order to take advantage of these internships to supplement their on-campus research. 

Through its “Top Tier” initiative, UNLV is on a path to become one of the nation’s best public research universities. In particular, research related to water scarcity and water reuse is of critical importance given the university’s location in the Mojave Desert and proximity to other water-stressed states, including Arizona and California. Located in the heart of the American Southwest, UNLV offers unique recreational opportunities only minutes away from campus, including the Las Vegas Strip, Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, and Mt. Charleston.

Additional information is available at the following websites:

UNLV: http://www.unlv.edu/futurestudents

CEEC Department: https://www.unlv.edu/ceec

CEEC Faculty Directory: https://www.unlv.edu/ceec/faculty-directory

UNLV Graduate College: https://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege