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PhD openings in carbon management at Penn State University

Penn State University
Penn State University, State College, PA
Funded PhD position
Closing date
Sep 16, 2022

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We are hiring 1-2 PhD students for new research on carbon management and CO2 mineralization, within Penn State's Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME), starting January 2023! Prospective graduate students interested in experimental work and/or life cycle modeling of carbon management systems are strongly encouraged to apply. A related Master's degree and/or experience with high-pressure experimental research are helpful, but not required. Note that interested students must meet the minimum admission requirements (link) set by The Graduate School and the EME department, and should complete the standard application for the EME graduate program (through the link below) for the Spring 2023 admissions cycle. Be sure to highlight your research interests in sustainable energy transitions and/or carbon management. Applications are due on September 19, 2022 -- please contact Anne Menefee* ( with any questions on the research, PhD program, or application process, and/or just to let me know that you've applied!

Link to admission requirements and application instructions:

*Anne Menefee ( is an Assistant Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering and co-funded faculty in the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE). Her research is broadly focused on sustainable energy and carbon management systems. Much of this work targets subsurface systems that can be engineered for carbon sequestration and low-carbon energy production or storage. From a fundamental level, this involves understanding how geochemical reactions impact fracture networks in stressed geologic systems. At a systems level, her work evaluates the life cycle environmental implications of emerging energy technologies. Before joining Penn State, she earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Virginia; M.S. and PhD in environmental engineering at the University of Michigan; and spent a year as a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Lab. 

To read more about Penn State’s new interdisciplinary energy consortium, check out this link.

And you can check out some of my work here: google scholar



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