Environmental Engineering and Water Treatment

Job Type
Job Institution
North Dakota State University
Job Description

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at North Dakota State University is seeking motivated applicants for two Ph.D. positions in Environmental Engineering at Dr. Xu’s group, starting in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025. Dr. Xu’s group is working on applying novel physical-chemical technologies to overcome challenges in water treatment. A fully funded assistantship will be provided with waived tuition, stipend, and other benefits.

The first project will focus on UV disinfection and control of antibiotic resistance. Ideal candidates are expected to have a background in environmental microbiology and water disinfection. The second position aims to investigate the fate and transport of DBP and/or PFAS in engineered systems. The candidate should have expertise in environmental chemistry and analytical chemistry for organic contaminants. Candidates with MS degree and experience in disinfection or analytical chemistry are highly encouraged to apply. Strong written and verbal communication skills, a self-motivated attitude, and the ability for independent work are expected. Interested students are highly encouraged to send their CV, English score, and transcripts, to Dr. Xu at jiale.xu@ndsu.edu.

North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public land-grant research university in Fargo, North Dakota. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. NDSU is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities and is nationally recognized as a student-focused and research university. The main campus is in the vibrant and rapidly growing Fargo-Moorhead area, among the best college towns in the country for its high quality of life, work, healthcare, education, and entertainment. Fargo is the largest city in ND, and it is a cultural, retail, health care, educational, and industrial center for southeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. The campus area is well facilitated for the safe and convenient life with low living expenses.