Funded Ph.D. Student Opportunities at the University of Texas at Arlington
Funded Ph.D. Student Opportunities at the University of Texas at Arlington:
1-2 PhD positions are available in the research area of pore structure, fluid flow, and chemical transport in low-permeable geological media (e.g., shale, clays, granite, and tuff). The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic research group with about 20 members of American and international students, led by Dr. (Max) Qinhong Hu at the Department of Earth and Environmental Science (https://www.uta.edu/ees/) at an urban university with nearly 55,000 global students. With other complementary and integrated characterization approaches, the students will travel to NIST and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to conduct small angle neutron scattering and other (e.g., neutron radiography) experiments, perform data reduction and interpretation, and present the findings at leading journals and conferences.
Qualifications and skills
To be eligible, the PhD applicants must have a strong background in both science (geology, physics, chemistry) and engineering, and more importantly, a desire to learn and apply the basic and applied sciences in the nexus of energy (shale gas and tight oil, nuclear, geothermal), water resources, and the environment. As the support will be a combination of both research (a recently funded DOE-NEUP project; https://neup.inl.gov/SitePages/FY18_RandD_Awards.aspx) and teaching assistantships over the duration of PhD program, a qualification to teach the labs of entry-level geology courses (service ones with many non-science majors) is requisite. The applicants should be highly motivated, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
How to apply
Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their applications by email to Dr. Max Hu (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please attach a single PDF file that contains curriculum vitae, transcripts, breakdowns and percentiles of GRE and TOEFL (if applicable), a brief statement of career goals, and the names and contact information of 2-3 references. Evaluation of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.