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Graduate Students

We are seeking motivated applicants for 1-2 fully funded PhD positions, starting in Spring 2023 or Fall 2023. The projects will focus on engineering microorganisms and proteins for: 1) biodegradation of emerging contaminants, 2) carbon sequestration, and 3) resource recovery.

The successful applicant will have a BS or MS degree in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or related fields, have an excellent academic record, and demonstrate good communication and scientific writing skills. Wet-lab experience in molecular biology, microbiology, genetic engineering, and/or biochemistry is a plus.

Interested applicants should send the following materials as a single pdf file to Dr. Meng Wang (meng.wang@pitt.edu): 1) a resume (with TOEFL scores, if required), 2) a brief statement of research experience and interests, and 3) BS (and MS) transcripts. Please use “PhD application_Your name” as the email subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Application Deadlines: Fall Term - March 1; Spring Term - October 15

Helpful links: SSOE Graduate Admission, CEE Graduate Admission

Postdoctoral Scholars

We don't have any postdoc openings at this moment. If you are interested in possible future opportunities, please check back at a later time.

Undergraduate Students

We also welcome undergraduate students who are willing to do short/long-term research projects. For interested students, please email Meng Wang with your backgroud information.