University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Graduate Student Researcher (PhD)
Deadline: As filled (sooner is better, start date of January 1, 2014)
Life cycle environmental impacts of advanced biofuels
Life cycle assessment (LCA) has become a prevalent method for evaluating the environmental impacts of emerging biofuels and bioenergy systems. This project focuses on development and application of life cycle oriented methods for evaluating the environmental impacts of emerging drop-in replacement biofuels. The research team will actively interact with catalysis, process engineering, and biorefining experts to quantify the environmental impacts of emerging biofuel technologies. Successful applicant will be working on their PhD under the supervision of Dr. Vikas Khanna in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Pittsburgh. Familiarity with industrial ecology tools and methods and applied statistics is a plus.
Students with strong interest in and commitment to studying sustainability in an interdisciplinary setting are encouraged to apply. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages applications from underrepresented groups in science and engineering. The funded PhD student would start January 1, 2014. The selected candidate will receive competitive monthly stipend along with full tuition waiver and health insurance. If you have any additional questions, please contact Prof. Khanna at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow this URL to submit your application for the PhD program (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Admissions/CEE_Graduate_Default/). Please act fast in submitting your application.
- · BS or MS degree in Environmental, Chemical, Civil, or Mechanical engineering or equivalent.
- · Familiarity with life cycle assessment (LCA) and industrial ecology tools is a plus
- · Strong and effective communications skills
- · Excellent written English skills especially in technical writing