Graduate students recruiting for PFAS analysis and remediation in City University of New York

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Lehman College, City University of New York
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Ph.D. Student Recruitment:
My environmental chemistry research group ( is looking for two Ph.D. students to join in fall 2025 through the Chemistry Ph.D. program ( at City University of New York (CUNY). One position focuses on the characterization of PFAS in drinking water, groundwater, serum samples, and air, while the other focuses on PFAS remediation. Students will conduct research in the laboratory at Lehman College, CUNY. Admitted Ph.D. students receive 100% full scholarships and are entitled to City University of New York employee health insurance. Please send your CV to Dr. Yuemei Ye ( via email: Additionally, you need to apply for the Ph.D. program online at Ph.D. applications must be submitted by January 2025, with interviews held in March-April and enrollment in August.

Students from material science, chemistry, environmental engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to have a background in PFAS study or experience with LC-MS/MS usage, or hydrogel synthesis.

Master's Students Recruitment:
Jointly trained master's degree with Professor Haiping Cheng of the Department of Biochemistry. Students will take courses and obtain a master's degree in biochemistry and complete thesis research in Professor Ye's laboratory on the collaboration project between Dr. Cheng and Dr. Ye. The research topic is antibacterial adsorbents development for PFAS removal for water purification. Please send your CV to Dr. Ye ( via email if you are interested in applying for the projects. Master student can start both spring and fall, 2025.

Our research focuses on innovative green materials and advanced technologies to address emerging environmental concerns by reducing water treatment costs and improving operational practicality. This allows students in our group to utilize fundamental chemical and material science knowledge to solve environmental problems.

Research Area: PFAS analysis, measurement, exploration of pollution sources, adsorption, and degradation studies

Group Instrumentation: LC-MS/MS, IC, UV, FTIR, XRD
Experimental Skills: Utilization of LC-MS/MS, GC-MS for PFAS concentration analysis, IC for F ion concentration measurement, design and synthesis of polymer materials, PFAS adsorption and degradation tests, construction, and use of filtration columns.