PhD in Environmental Engineering and Materials Science 1487 views

PhD position is available immediately in the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the research focus is on advanced functional materials for environmental and energy applications, including but not limited to, energy storage materials, NIR cutting materials, photocatalysts, membranes, luminescent materials (phosphors), and sensors.

Highly motivated candidates with solid training in the following fields, including but not limited to, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Solid State Physics are encouraged to apply.

Applicants with strong experimental skills in advanced functional materials synthesis (e.g., gas phase and/or wet-chemical methods, such as ALD, PVD, CVD, sol-gel, and hydrothermal) and characterization (such as TEM, SEM, XRD, EDX, AFM, XPS, BET, UV-VIS, FT-IR, Raman, DLS, and photoluminescence analysis) will be considered a plus. The successful applicants should have strong motivation and passion in doing research on advanced functional materials.

English proficiency:

GRE (Quantitative analysis 150+) and TOEFL (90+, or IELTS, 6.5+) are required for admission by VCU. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills.

For more information about the positions, please contact Prof. Wei-Ning Wang, email:

Dr. Wang’s personal website:

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