Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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Job Rank: 
Ph.D. student
Job Institution: 
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Job Description: 

Ph.D. position available in Environmental Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Tao Ye’s research group at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is looking to hire a Ph.D. student starting in the Spring or Fall of 2022. Dr. Tao Ye Joined the department in the Fall of 2021 and his research focuses on water treatment, environmental chemistry, and nanomaterial development. The prospective students are expected to work on one of the following projects: 1) Formation and control of disinfection byproducts in water treatment; 2) Catalytic treatment of oxyanions in ion exchange waste brine; and 3) Developing nanomaterials for filtration and adsorption using electrospinning.

Students will be encouraged to present at national conferences and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. More information about the research team can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/yelab/home. Prospective applicants should email a CV to Dr. Tao Ye Tao.Ye@sdsmt.edu. A background in environmental engineering or chemistry and experience operating gas/liquid/ion chromatography will be viewed favorably.

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About the school: Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science, and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,418 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $66,150. For these reasons College Factual ranks South Dakota Mines, the #1 Engineering School for Return on Investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu.

About the city: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Rapid City lies east of Black Hills National Forest in western South Dakota. It is the “City of Presidents”. It is known as a gateway to Mt. Rushmore, the massive iconic sculpture of 4 U.S. presidents, which is only 35 miles away.