The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) is currently seeking 1-2 graduate research assistants (Ph.D. students are preferred, although M.S. students are considered) to start in Fall 2018. The students will have the opportunity of working on developing novel membrane materials and processes for sustainable water supply at the water-energy-health nexus. The students are expected to perform interdisciplinary research at the interface of membrane science, material science, environmental chemistry, and nanotechnology, in order to improve the cost and energy efficiencies of membrane-based desalination and wastewater treatment processes. Students who are interested in performing cutting-edge studies in this area are encouraged to contact Dr. Tiezheng Tong by visiting http://www.engr.colostate.edu/faculty-staff/profile/?p=300 or sending an email to email@example.com for more information.
The ideal candidates are expected to have a B.S. degree (M.S. degree preferred) in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, or closely related fields. Previous research experiences on membrane materials, membrane processes, as well as nanotechnology will be favorable. In addition, excellent writing and verbal communication skills will be highly valued in the application review process.
Perspective students are encouraged to send the following materials in a single PDF directly to Dr. Tiezheng Tong (firstname.lastname@example.org): a cover letter stating your research interests and career goals, your C.V., your English test (GRE, TOFEL/IELTS) scores, names and contact information of at least two references, and a copy of representative peer-reviewed publications (if applicable). The successful candidates will receive full funding support including tuition, a competitive stipend, and benefits. Note that the graduate application at CSU will be due February 1st for the enrollment in Fall 2018.
CSU campus is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a vibrant community near both the Rocky Mountain National Park and the city of Denver, that is routinely recognized among the most desirable places to live in the U.S. Fort Collins enjoys approximately 300 sunny days a year and offers a variety of exciting recreational and cultural activities. For more information regarding to the application process and basic requirement at CSU, please visit http://graduateschool.colostate.edu/Programs/civil-environmental-engineering/.
Bio: Dr. Tiezheng Tong came to CSU after completing a postdoc position in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University with Prof. Menachem Elimelech. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to his Ph.D. study, he graduated from Beijing Normal University (with the highest honor) and Tsinghua University with B.S. and M.S. degrees, respectively. He is the leading author or co-author of 23 peer-reviewed journal articles, many of which have been published on high-impact journals such as Environmental Science & Technology and Water Research. He is also the recipient of several academic and professional awards, including the Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award from American Chemistry Society, Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Student Scholarship Award from Illinois Section of American Society of Civil Engineers, a student award from Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO), and the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad.