A PhD/Masters student position at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: B.S./M.S/
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

Founded in 1766, Rutgers University stands as one of America’s earliest higher education institutions and boasts three campuses, with the main one located near New York and Philadelphia. With over 71,000 students from 125+ countries, Rutgers offers a wide array of degrees across 175 departments and 29 colleges. Renowned for its research prowess in fields like mathematics, physics, and engineering, the university ranks 50th globally and 29th in the US according to the 2021 CRWU ranking. It proudly counts Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and esteemed fellows among its faculty and alumni. Situated in a prime location, Rutgers University provides abundant opportunities for research, learning, and growth, making it a distinguished member of the BIG10 University Alliance. 

Dr Roger Wang invites applications for a postdoctoral research assistant position in the Water Engineering and Informatics research area funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The research project aims to revolutionise water quality monitoring by developing an innovative optical fibre sensor capable of tracking multiple water quality parameters throughout the year. As a research assistant, the student will be at the forefront of advancing water quality monitoring technology by developing a water quality model to understand greenhouse gas cycling in lakes and optimising measurement strategies using both stationary and mobile underwater platforms. The student will also work with a multidisciplinary team to develop a miniature fibre-optic multi-parameter sensor, support its calibration and refinement using novel machine learning-based methods, and participate in sensor deployment and data collection. More information about the research group can be found at https://whirlab.onrender.com. This position is available immediately.

 Available Subjects:

  • Water quality modeling and sensor deployment optimization

Eligibility criteria:

  • (1) BS or MS degree in civil and environmental, chemical, mechanical engineering, or other closely related disciplines.
  • (2) Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • (3) Highly self-motivated.
  • (4) Hydraulic, hydrodynamic, hydrologic, and water quality modeling.
  • (5) Programming languages, such as Python, Matlab, C++, or FORTRAN.
  • (6) Data and stochastic process background.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Roger Wang ([email protected]) via email with the following information:

  • (1) Detailedcurriculum vitae with a full list of published and submitted papers.
  • (2) GRE test score (if available).
  • (3) TOEFL or IELTS test score if the candidate’s native language is not English (can be waived under certain conditions).