Environmental Engineering/Chemistry

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Ph.D. student
Job Institution: 
University of Nevada, Reno
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) is seeking multiple full-time graduate students to work with Dr. Yu (Frank) Yang: For Project 1, we are analyzing the leachate of rubberized asphalt concrete and environmental fate of critical chemicals in the leachate. This project has implications on the water quality and stormwater management. For Project 2, our group is investigating the chemical structure of unknown lignin-derived iron ligands in soil environment. The expected results will shed light on the biogeochemical cycling of organic carbon in natural environment with implications on climate change. Other related topics are also possible upon the background and quality of candidates. Background in environmental engineering, environmental chemistry, and soil chemistry would be valuable, and experience with organic matter characterization is preferred. Both projects include collaborations with investigators at UNR, other institutes, and industry.

Interested students are encouraged to send an email, attaching a CV (including GPA), one-page summary of research experience/interest and contact information for three references to Dr. Yu Yang (yuy@unr.edu). The review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.