Ph.D. student in Catalytic CO2 Conversion

Job Type
Job Rank
Graduate Student
Job Institution
Virginia Commonwealth University
Job Description

Job Description and Requirements

An open position for graduate research assistant (for Ph.D. candidates only, full scholarship) are available immediately in the College of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The research focus is on catalyst development for energy and environmental applications, with a specific application for photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2. Highly motivated students with Master's degrees in the following fields, including but not limited to, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or Solid State Physics are encouraged to apply. 

Candidates with strong experimental skills in materials synthesis and catalysis analysis will be considered a plusSuccessful candidates should have strong motivation and passion for researching advanced functional materials. 

English proficiency for international applicants: GRE (Quantitative Analysis 150+) and TOEFL (90+, or IELTS, 6.5+) are required for admission by VCU. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills.


Virginia Commonwealth University ( is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia (98 miles south of Washington, D.C.). VCU is classified as a Tier 1 research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The School of Engineering has outstanding state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities and offers MS, Ph.D. as well as ABET-accredited undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Life Science Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering.

Additional Information

For more information about the positions, please contact Prof. Weining Wang, Written applications should be sent by email and include a complete Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications (if available), copies of official transcripts, three reference letters, and a description of your research background and interests. Emails will be replied to if the applicant meets all requirements. Applicants are also encouraged to check the detailed information on the following sites: 

Dr. Wang’s personal website

VCU graduate admission: 

VCU international admission: