Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Doctoral (Ph.D.)
Job Institution
university of Dayton
Job Description

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Position: Ph.D.
Position Rank: Graduate Assistantship
Start Date: Fall 2024
Application Deadline: Open until filled (ASAP)

There are One (1) Ph.D. openings in Professor Amirsalar R. Esfahani’s lab in The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Dayton for Fall 2024.

Esfahani’s research team is actively seeking candidates with a background in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines who possess a keen interest in areas such as Membrane Technology (Fabrication/Synthesizing), Emerging Contaminants Removal (PFAS, Micro/Nanoplastics, etc.), and 3D Printing.

Eager and dedicated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply by sending the following documents via email to aesfahani1@udayton.edu (Prof. Esfahani):

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Transcripts of BS/MS Degrees
- Research Background and Interests
- Contact Information of Three References
- Relevant Research Publications (if applicable)

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The review process has started and will continue until both positions are filled.

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