Nanobubbles and Water Treatment

Job Type
Job Rank
PhD Student
Job Institution
University of Maine
Job Description

Apul Research Group ( at University of Maine’s Environmental Engineering Department ( is seeking a Ph.D. student to start in September 2022. The student is anticipated to work on a research project funded by NASA about experimental investigation of nanobubble-enabled water treatment. The emphasis of the project is fundamental evaluation of nanobubbles for water treatment with an aspiration of using the technology in space exploration (e.g., International Space Station). The project is a collaboration between Arizona State University and NASA Johnson Space Center researchers.

Ideal candidates possess an M.S. degree in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry or a related fields. Post-B.S. candidates who can demonstrate lab skills and outstanding achievements in undergraduate research will also be considered. The selected candidate will be expected to have good (written and verbal) communication skills, self-motivated and positive attitude, and ability to work within a diverse group of researchers.

The screening of candidates will immediately start and it will continue until the position is filled The selected candidate will receive a stipend, tuition remission and benefits. Application and admission to the doctoral program in UMaine is required. Interested students should send their CV, along with their cover letter and an example writing (abstact, poster, paper etc) to Dr. Onur Apul ( All applicants will be evaluated based on merit. Divesity, Equity and Inclusion are core values of the research group thus underrepresented female researchers, ethnic and racial minorities, differentially challanged researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

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