Contact Us

How to contact us

Please feel free to contact me at (765) 496-3559 or zhizhou AT purdue DOT edu.
Our mailing address is School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051.
My office is located at Hampton Hall 2125, which is shown in the following picture.


How to join us

You are welcome to contact me if you are interested in joining the laboratory. According to the 2017 U.S. News and World Report, Purdue ranks 6th in Civil Engineering and 18th in Environmental and Ecological Engineering in graduate program national rankings, and Purdue’s College of Engineering has been consistently ranked as one of the top ten engineering schools in the US. According to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Purdue’s Civil Engineering is ranked first in the world.

Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate students are always welcome to join us as part-time research assistants.

Graduate Students: Graduate students are also welcome to join the lab. Typically it takes about two years to finish a master thesis and four years to finish a Ph.D. dissertation. Please visit for detailed information on the application process. Further details on the Civil Engineering graduate program can be found at and details on the Environmental and Ecological Engineering graduate program can be found at Some external funding opportunities to support graduate studies can be found at

Post-Docs/Research Engineers: Applicants with experience on molecular microbiology, environmental microbiology, or environmental engineering are especially encouraged, and the available positions are subject to availability of funds.