Funded PhD Position in Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Graduate Student Researcher
Job Institution
University of Pittsburgh
Job Description
FUNDED PhD POSITION IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (Waste valorization, industrial ecology, circular economy, life cycle assessment and technoeconomic assessment) Institution: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering Position: Graduate Student Researcher (PhD) Deadline: As filled (sooner is better, start date of January 1, 2023) A fully-funded PhD position is available for an interdisciplinary project with the Khanna research group ( at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. We seek a highly motivated student for a unique opportunity to conduct research in the broad area of resource recovery/circular economy that includes several academic partners. The project involves an exciting combination of process modeling, environmental systems analysis, mathematical optimization, and techno-economic analysis modeling. Successful applicant will have a BS or MS degree in Chemical or Environmental engineering or equivalent, have an excellent academic record, and work well in a collaborative research environment. Familiarity with process modeling tools (Aspen, etc.) and data science techniques is a plus. In addition, fluency in English (written and oral), excellent scientific writing skills, the ability to organize and analyze data and clearly disseminate your findings are essential. Applicants should review the departmental website at for admission requirements and application instructions. Pittsburgh has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the US ( The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer – students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The funded PhD student would start January 1, 2023. The selected candidate will receive competitive monthly stipend along with full tuition waiver and health insurance. If you have any additional questions, please contact Prof. Khanna ( Please act fast in submitting your application. Vikas KhannaAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA 15261Phone: 412-624-9603Web page: