The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University (USU) is seeking a Ph.D. student interested in groundwater and surface water interactions (Hydrogeology), watershed hydro-biogeochemical processes, and process-based hydrologic modeling. The prospective PhD student will have the opportunity to conduct research on the hydrological and biogeochemical processes at the aquatic-terrestrial interface under the impact of climate change and disturbances (e.g., drought and wildfire). The student will apply a model-data integrative approach that combines field, laboratory, and numerical models (i.e., process-based hydrologic models) leveraging the power of high‑performance computing to improve understanding of hydrological and biogeochemical processes. This is a fully-funded position and will remain open until filled. The student is expected to start in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023.
- MS or BS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other closely related field (such as hydrology, geoscience, and environmental science) at the time the PhD program begins.
- Strong quantitative skills and prior experiences in hydrologic modeling, programming (e.g., Python, R, and etc), and/or machine learning are desired.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
If interested, please send an email to Dr. Pin Shuai ([email protected]) with a personal statement, CV, and unofficial transcripts. More information about the PI can be found here (https://pinshuai.github.io/ ).