We are seeking few talented and motivated Ph.D. students to join the Chemical and Environmental engineering Department at the University of Arizona and work under the guidance of Dr. Andrea Achilli. The main study systems include: reinventing the wastewater treatment facility, opportunities from the collocation of wastewater and desalination facilities, and energy recovery from salinity and concentration gradients.
All these projects will have elements of membrane processes, physicochemical and biological processes, and novel materials. They will include experimental and modeling work and will leverage the unparalleled research resources and collaborative environment of the WEST Center (http://west.arizona.edu).
The ideal candidate has an M.S. degree in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related field. Exceptional B.S.-level candidates may also be considered. Past experimental or modeling work in membrane processes, integrated systems for water treatment and reuse, and novel materials for water separation is preferred, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
The positions are available for the Spring 2018 semester and applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. The selected candidate will receive a competitive stipend including tuition and benefits. Please send the application as a single PDF file to Dr. Achilli (Achilli@mail.arizona.edu):
1 - cover letter describing your research interests and career objectives,
2 - curriculum vitae (including GRE and TOEFL scores as applicable),
3 - names and contact information of 3 references
4 - copy of one recent peer-reviewed publications (if applicable).
University of Arizona is located in Tucson, AZ and offer easy access to excellent cultural and recreational resources.