The 2023 GRAD COHORT OF the University of Texas (UT) Environmental and Water Resources (EWRE) Program
The UT EWRE faculty invite your application to our dynamic collaborative 2023 grad cohort. The program is proud to be a community-oriented, graduate student focused program that emphasizes both scientific rigor and real-word impact. Graduate school and social life are enriched by being in the vibrant city of Austin. The EWRE program has a graduate recruiting and student assignment model where students are first accepted to the program as a cohort. Then upon arrival to campus, new students have an opportunity to meet with faculty, talk with students, and learn more about the program before being matched to one of their top choice projects.
We have already identified openings in a number of basic and applied research projects across a broad range of environmental/water resources areas. The EWRE program is looking for a diverse 2023 cohort that shares academic curiosity, passion for the field, and a collaborative approach to education. A sampling of these projects is provided below. Application fee waivers are available on a case-by-case basis based on need and other considerations such as fit with the program. Please contact incoming graduate advisor Manish Kumar (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have questions regarding our graduate program or the admissions process.
Upcoming project opportunities include (just a sample, highlighting for emphasis on key areas):
- Rare Earth Element separations based on bioinspired membranes (US Department of Energy)
- Solar Desalination in underserved communities (Private funding)
- Novel membrane separations for water reuse applications (US Department of Energy)
- Building adaptive capacity toward resilient water supply in Alaska through online sensing, monitoring, and modeling (National Science Foundation)
- Climate Downscaling and Urban Digital Twins (US Dept of Energy)
- Exploring entrainment mechanisms and fluid dynamics of buoyant plumes
- Reactive transport of PFAS in particulate carbon amended groundwater (Department of Defense)
- Impact of flooding and air pollution on vulnerable communities (multiple positions – US Department of Energy)
- Opportunistic pathogens in drinking water distribution systems
- Design of propulsors for ships with minimal fuel consumption, or underwater turbines for maximum power extraction from ocean currents