PhD Student in Water Resources Engineering
University of Kansas – PhD assistantship in Water Resources Engineering.
The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce the availability of a fully-funded three-year PhD assistantship in Water Resources Engineering. The prospective student will combine concepts from hydrology, hydraulics, biogeochemistry, and stable isotope technology to gain a better understanding of human-environment interactions. The prospective student will utilize field, laboratory, and numerical modeling methods to achieve research goals.
- Numerical modeling of sediment, nitrogen, and carbon fate and transport
- Analysis of reservoir sedimentation, water availability, and flood control
- Field-based instrumentation of high-frequency sensors for water quality monitoring
- Source provenance using stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, hydrogen, oxygen, etc.
- Karst hydro-biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling within subsurface environments
- Study of macroturbulent structures in streams and laboratory flumes
- A Bachelor’s (or Master’s) of Science in Civil Engineering or closely related field
- Completed coursework in the areas of fluid mechanics, hydrology, and/or hydraulics
- Knowledge of programming (e.g., MATLAB, Python, Fortran) and statistics
- Excellency in verbal and written communication
Candidates should also be passionate about fostering positive human-environment feedbacks. The preferred start date for this PhD assistantship is January 2019. Accommodations can be made for a start date of August 2018. Funding includes tuition, fees, health insurance, and a 12-month stipend. To apply, e-mail a one-page statement of research interest, resume, transcript and GRE scores, and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit https://ceae.ku.edu/admin-husic-phd.
The University of Kansas is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all qualified individuals, regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.