Environmental biotechnology

Job Type
Job Rank
Ph.D. student
Job Institution
Utah State University
Job Description

Position Description:
Dr. Luguang Wang's research group in the Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University (USU) is seeking 2 Ph.D. students to join in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on the following research topics:
• Scaling up novel bioelectrochemical systems for hydrogen production
• Carbon dioxide capture using bioelectrochemical systems
• Modeling of biosystems using machine learning algorithms
The Ph.D. students will receive full support, including salary, tuition waiver, and health insurance.

Position Qualification:
1. Self-motivated students with a master's or bachelor's degree in biological engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or a closely related field; students with science degrees in related fields are also encouraged to apply.
2. Previous research experiences with bioelectrochemical systems, 3D printing, and/or machine learning techniques are highly desired. Experiences with other research topics in the fields of biological engineering, environmental engineering, and chemical engineering are also desired.
3. Good verbal and writing communication skills, team spirit, problem-solving skills, and dedication to academic excellence.

Prospective students are encouraged to email Dr. Wang (luguang.wang@usu.edu) with a single PDF file containing the following items:
1. A one-page cover letter describing your research background, relevant experiences, and future career goals.
2. C.V.
3. Official or unofficial copies of transcripts.
4. Contact information for three references.