I’m looking for 1 or 2 new PhD students to join my group in summer/fall 2022 to work on environmental chemistry analytics as applied to nanotechnology and/or organic phosphorus as part of multiple Centers my group is part of: NSF / ERC for Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT), NSF/ STC Science and TEchnologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS), NIEHS Superfund Metals and Metal Mixtures: Cognitive Aging, Remediation and Exposure Sources (MEMCARE). Specifically I am looking for PhD or Post-doc to work on these projects:
- Characterizing the complex structure of organic phosphorus in water and sewage solids, and how these transform over time and upon different treatments.
- Quantifying nanomaterials in environmental and engineered systems, from the perspective of nanomaterial sustainability, lifecycle analysis, techno-economic analysis and strategies to move from platinum group and REEs towards more earth abundant elements for catalysis and electrified water treatment systems.
- Working on point of use water treatment technologies and system performance/adoption in low resourced communities within the united states, including colonias and rural mining communities.
- Developing new technologies for water and air treatment using optical fiber technologies.
Ability to speak Spanish is highly desired for any of these positions, and may be essential for the third project.
Our research group is diverse and inclusive, and I am seeking team members who see the benefits of working hard and collaboratively in such environments. As part of the Centers, all team members will need to have a passion for outreach to K-12, undergraduates, companies and other stakeholders.
I am very interested in team members with an interest in developing intellectual property and helping to start new companies based upon research we develop in our group.
PhD students should apply to the Environmental Program in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ). If you have application questions, please contact: Ms. Melanie Ford Bishop