Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reaction (CO2RR) Technology and Water Sensing Technology

Job Type
Job Rank
Ph.D student
Job Institution
University of Connecticut
Job Description

Professor Baikun Li in The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for a Graduate Research Assistant position to pursue frontier research on multiple topics related with electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) technology, electrochemical water/soil sensor development, advanced material science, advanced data science, and DFT/MD modeling. This position can be available in Spring 2024.

Requirements for this Ph.D student position:
1. The ideal candidate should possess master’s or bachelor’s degrees in environmental engineering and chemical engineering, or a related field with minimum GPA: 3.5.
2. Extreme self-motivation to explore multi-disciplinary research and collaboration in the frontier CO2RR and DFT/MD modeling is required for this position.
3. Excellent hands-on experimental ability, electrochemical principles and understanding, modeling and computing capability, writing and presentation skill, team-work attitude, and aspiration to finding solution to scientific and engineering problems are required.
4. For international students, TOEFL score is required, and the minimum requirement is 90 (internet-based). IELTS may be substituted for the TOEFL only if it is above 6.5.
Graduate research assistants will be supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Energy (DOE), and have enormous opportunities to work with researchers and faculty members from different departments.
The review process for graduate student application has started and will continue until these positions are filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Baikun Li at Baikun.li@uconn.edu (https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/people/li-baikun) with an email subject “Ph.D student application for fall 2023”. Please visit the following websites for more information about the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/.
The University of Connecticut (UConn, www.uconn.edu) is a public research university in Storrs, Connecticut. It was founded in 1881. The primary 4,400-acre (17.8 km2) campus is in Storrs, Connecticut, approximately a half hour's drive from Hartford and 90 minutes from Boston. It is a flagship university that is ranked as the best public national university in New England and is tied for 23rd in "top public schools" and tied for 63rd best national university in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The university has been recognized as a Public Ivy.
As the state's most comprehensive and most diversified institution of higher education, the University of Connecticut is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Minority students are strongly encouraged to apply for these graduate assistant positions.