Environmental science and engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
PhD students
Job Institution
Case Western Reserve University
Job Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for two PhD student positions in Environmental Engineering, starting Fall of 2023. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on the fate and transformation of emerging organic contaminants in natural and engineered environments and advance water and wastewater treatment technologies based on physicochemical approaches. Her recent research areas also include predictive modeling for contaminant reactivity and sorption using both classical models and machine learning tools. Dr. Zhang has published in numerous journals, such as Chemical Reviews, Environmental Science & Technology, and Water Research. Dr Zhang’s recent feature article entitled “Machine learning: New ideas and tools in Environmental Science and Engineering” just received the “2021 ES&T Best Paper Award”.

Applicants should have solid background in environmental science or engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or engineering, or a related field. More information about Dr. Zhang’s research can be found at http://engineering.case.edu/profiles/hjz13. The PhD students will be fully supported by Zhang’s research grants. The review process will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Required Qualifications:

- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Minimum TOEFL 90 or IELTS 7.0
- An eared MS (preferred) or BS degree
- Strong dedication to research excellence, having one first-authored journal article is preferred
- Good communication skills

How to apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Huichun (Judy) Zhang directly at hjz13@case.edu with an email subject “PhD student application”. When applying, please submit the following information in a single PDF file:

- a curriculum vitae showing GPA, a full list of journal publications, and educational background
- copies of all transcripts, and
- TOEFL (minimum 90) or IELTS (minimum 7.0) scores, GRE scores (optional)

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