Fall 2021 – We are hiring!!

The Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for one or two Ph.D. research assistantship(s) starting in Fall 2021. The selected candidates will join Dr. Shiqiang (Nick) Zou’s lab and expect to work on research projects relevant to energy-efficient wastewater treatment and resource recovery.

The following qualifications are desired:

  1. A bachelor or master’s degree in relevant science and engineering fields;
  2. Previous experience in wastewater treatment using electrochemical techniques, environmental bioprocess, and/or membrane reactors;
  3. Previous experience in wastewater quality analysis (e.g., IC and ICP-MS) and electrochemical analysis (e.g., voltammetry and amperometry) is a plus;
  4. Good communication skills, team spirit, and experience in publishing peer-reviewed papers;

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Shiqiang (Nick) Zou at shiqiang@auburn.edu with a subject line of “2021 Auburn Civil PhD application.” Please attach your application package in a single PDF file with your updated CV (max two pages), GRE/TOEFL/IELTS scores, the contact information of three references, and a publication list (if applicable).

More information about application and admission can be found at
Civil department: https://www.eng.auburn.edu/civil/academics/graduate/how-to-apply.html
Graduate school: http://bulletin.auburn.edu/thegraduateschool/admissions/

Note: For international students, Duolingo English Test (https://englishtest.duolingo.com) is an acceptable English test for Spring 2021 admission. To qualify for admission, applicants must score 110 or above.

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205 W. Magnolia Ave,

Auburn, AL 36849-5337

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Auburn, AL 36849-5337


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