We have a graduate student opening (PhD) for studying environmental impacts of renewable energy development (spring/fall 2022).The project seeks to design sustainable engineering solutions to lower the environmental and economic cost of renewable energy (solar) development by providing novel analysis methodologies and field data on solar energy – agriculture colocation approaches from multiple sites around the world. The project (NSF funded) will create research, educational and public outreach opportunities related to environmental sustainability by – training graduate students with novel tools and analysis, creating test sites for technology demonstrations of sustainable solutions, providing opportunities for public outreach, science communication and teaching (including international activities), and broadening participation of underrepresented groups.
Interested students please contact Sujith Ravi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The student will be advised by Sujith Ravi (Temple University, PA https://sites.temple.edu/ravi/home/). Master’s degree in geology, earth science or environmental/agricultural engineering is preferred. Experience or interest in quantitative data analysis, sensor networks, science education/outreach activities is preferred. The graduate students will be fully funded by research and teaching assistantships.