Sustainability Assessment - Negative Carbon Emission Technology

Monday, September 6, 2021
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
MS or PhD
Job Institution: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Job Description: 

Sustainability Assessment - Negative Carbon Emission Technology

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Position: Ph.D. research associate in Environment & Resources or Biological Systems Engineering

The Department of Biological Systems Engineering and the Environment & Resources program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison invite applications for Ph.D. Research Assistant positions in the research group of Dr. Robert Anex. Preferred start dates are spring semester or summer semester 2022. The selected candidate will be fully supported with stipend, tuition, and benefits.

Students will be conducting research on the environmental and economic sustainability of negative emission technologies (NETs) that reduce atmospheric carbon. Examples of current projects include sustainability assessments of carbon negative cement, and direct air capture (DAC)  technology that mineralizes atmospheric carbon using alkaline waste streams. These projects will use tools such as life cycle assessment (LCA), technoeconomic analysis (TEA), and material flow analysis (MFA), in partnership with teams of engineers and scientists developing negative emission technologies. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or master’s degree in engineering or natural science. Experience applying LCA, MFA, or TEA is desirable.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Robert Anex at anex@wisc.edu. Include “NETs  application” in the email subject line. Please include your resume and a 1-page goal statement explaining why this opportunity appeals to you and how it complements your career goals. The review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.