PhD Student in Water Resources Engineering

Location
Lawrence, Kansas (US)
Posted
Jul 05, 2018
Closes
Aug 04, 2018
Discipline
Hydrology
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Bachelors
Job Type
Internship
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

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.

Research Areas

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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 ahusic@ku.edu.  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.

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