Environmental Engineering

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
PhD Student
Job Institution: 
George Mason University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE) at George Mason in Fairfax, VA (near Washington, DC) is seeking a PhD student to work in the lab of Dr. Lucas Henneman. Dr. Henneman’s group specializes in ambient air pollution and its effects on public health and equity. More information on Dr. Henneman's research can be found at www.lucashenneman.com

The research project is an exciting collaboration between engineers and public health scientists. The student will focus on the development, evaluation, and application of air quality models to identify important air pollution sources and assess exposure. The student will have the opportunity to work with leading scholars on issues of environmental health and equity.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a strong background in engineering, with experience in atmospheric studies preferred. The strongest applicants will have a background in engineering and strong analytical/coding skills (R, Python, and/or Matlab). Dr. Henneman is looking for a stellar communicator.

Start Date: Summer or Fall 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Location: CEIE is a vibrant and fast-growing department that offers MS and PhD programs, in addition to an ABET-accredited BS degree. During the last 5 years, the department has experienced tremendous growth in new research awards and enrollment in the PhD program. The Volgenau School of Engineering is committed to significant investment in expansion of the department faculty and to double the current size within 5-10 years with a focus on research excellence. The department has an enviable and strong relationship with industry and nearby federal agencies. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.civil.gmu.edu/.

Description: The assistantship will include tuition coverage, benefits, and a stipend. Prospective students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Program: The student will matriculate through the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering. More information on the department and degree requirements can be found at https://catalog.gmu.edu/colleges-schools/engineering/civil-environmental-infrastructure/civil-infrastructure-engineering-phd/#admissionspoliciestext

Interested applicants should email Dr. Henneman at lhennem@gmu.edu with the following information:
1) a brief statement explaining research experience and career goals and how these align with Dr. Henneman’s research
2) a CV or resume
3) contact information for three references