Ph.D Position in Environmental Engineering and Fluid Mechanics

Job Type
Graduate
Job Institution
Texas A&M University
Job Description

The Yao Multiphysics Lab led by Dr. Yinuo (Noah) Yao in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Texas A&M University is recruiting two Ph.D. students. The focus of the research will be on exploring the interactions between flow and microorganisms in the context of water and energy applications.

The Texas A&M Engineering Program has been ranked No. 10 nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The Yao Multiphysics Lab, led by Dr. Yinuo (Noah) Yao, is based in College Station, TX, a city that is known for its peaceful and safe environment. College Station is conveniently located within a 1.5-hour drive to both Houston and Austin, and within a 3-hour drive to Dallas, making it easily accessible to major cities in the region.

Position 1:

A highly motivated individual with a strong interest in developing computational methods and simulations to study the interactions between flow and microorganisms.

A master's degree in relevant fields including but not limited to computational and applied mathematics, petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, etc is highly desirable but not required.

Experience in computational fluid dynamics or numerical methods.

Programming skills in Fortran and C++ are highly desirable.

Position 2:

- A highly motivated individual with a strong interest in understanding the fundamental interactions between flow and microorganisms through experimental research.

A master’s degree in relevant fields including but not limited to environmental engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, etc is highly desirable but not required.

Experience in fabricating microfluidic chips and conducting microfluidic experiments

What can we offer?

Fully cover tuition, stipend, eligible insurance/fees, and professional travel expenses 

Build interdisciplinary skillset in microbiology, environmental science & engineering, energy engineering, fluid mechanics and computational methods, data analysis and visualization, and scientific writing and communications.  

Personal development and mentorship plan that boosts your career goals

Collegial and collaborative environment 

How to apply?

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Yao (yaoyinuo@stanford.edu) to discuss opportunities, with a subject line as "Ph.D. RA <your name>". Please send a single pdf file including 1) a one-page cover letter that highlights your background, research expertise and interests, skills, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial transcripts; 4) sample of scientific writing (e.g., published manuscript as the first author, a manuscript in preparation, thesis, project report); and 5) contact information for 3 references. Formal applications through the graduate school system will be requested from strong candidates. All applicants must satisfy Texas A&M graduate program admission requirementsApplication consideration will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.