PhD position at Penn State University

Job Type
Job Rank
Graduate Student
Job Institution
The Pennsylvania State University
Job Description

Dr. Meng Wang’s research group in Environmental Systems Engineering in John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at The Pennsylvania State University has openings for doctoral students starting in Fall 2023. The students will conduct research in resource recovery, nutrient management or environmental sustainability. The potential projects are:

 1. Algae-based systems for resource recovery and water reuse

 2. Hybrid ion exchange and biological processes for nutrient management

 3. Partial nitritation and anammox for mainstream wastewater treatment

 4. Biorecovery of energy and minerals from mining waste.

Self-motivated students with background in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, geosciences, mathematical modeling, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to have strong academic records and good communication skills. Experience in bioreactor design and operation, environmental microbiology, kinetic modeling or environmental sustainability are desirable, but not required. Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Meng Wang ( with their CVs and submit their application online (

Enrolled graduate students will have the opportunity to engage in the prestigious NSF IGE program to conduct research with international partners and gain professional development training for a diverse career path: