Join Us

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining the laboratory. According to the 2024 U.S. News and World Report, Purdue’s College of Engineering ranks 8th (undergraduate) and 4th (graduate) in the United States. Purdue’s Civil Engineering program ranks 4th (undergraduate) and 7th (graduate) and its Environmental and Ecological Engineering program ranks 12th (undergraduate) and 12th (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.

Further details on the Civil Engineering graduate program can be found at

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