Join Us

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining the laboratory. According to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report, Purdue’s College of Engineering ranks 9th in the United States among doctoral-granting universities. Purdue’s Civil Engineering program ranks 5th (undergraduate) and 6th (graduate) and its Environmental and Ecological Engineering program ranks 11th (undergraduate) and 18th (graduate) in the United States.

Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate students are always welcome to join us as part-time research assistants. Independent study modules are counted as credits towards graduation.

Graduate Students: Graduate students are also welcome to join the lab to finish independent study modules or work towards a thesis/dissertation. Typically it takes about two years to finish a master thesis and four years to finish a Ph.D. dissertation. Please visit https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/how/ for detailed information on the application process.

Further details on the Civil Engineering graduate program can be found at https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/Academics/Graduate/Grad-Program.

Details on the Environmental and Ecological Engineering graduate program can be found at https://engineering.purdue.edu/EEE/Academics/Graduate.

Some external funding opportunities to support graduate studies can be found at https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/Academics/Graduate/Future/Funding.

If you are from Europe, you can also apply Purdue’s Transatlantic Visiting Engineering Research Scholarship Experience (TraVERSE) program to come to Purdue to complete your Master’s degree/diploma thesis project at Purdue. Details can be found in https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Research/TraVERSE/research-opportunities.

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