Start reviewing process: 19 January 2023
MS and PhD opportunities
Start reviewing process:
19 January 2023
Primary research topics will be directly related to one (or multiple) of three recently funded projects:
- using hydroacoustics (acoustic Doppler current profilers; ADCPs) to measure suspended sediment dynamics in rivers, involving field work and data analysis, in collaboration with scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey
- predicting how fine sediment fills in gravel streambeds (embeddedness) and affects biota, involving field work and data analysis, in collaboration with Kyle Strom (Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech)
- investigating how vegetation dynamics across the floodplain of the East Fork White River in Indiana has led to the development of channelized features across the floodplain and contributes to floodplain erosion or sediment deposition, involving field work, data analysis, and modeling, in collaboration with Doug Edmonds (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University)
The most competitive students will have a background in engineering (or at least have taken fluid mechanics) and experience in numerical modeling, programming, spatial analysis, and/or field work. However, exceptional students without a prior engineering degree (e.g., geoscience, geography, environmental science) with an interest in sediment transport in rivers will be considered. Full funding, tuition and stipend, is available for M.S., direct Ph.D., or Ph.D. students.
The application deadline has technically passed, so if interested, please first contact me directly at email@example.com and attach a resume/CV (with GPA and list any presentations/publications), please let me know which or any of the above topics most interest you, and tell me about your interests in pursuing graduate studies (and whether M.S., direct Ph.D., or Ph.D.).
GRE scores are NOT required for our graduate application.
For more information please visit my website: https://sites.google.com/site/jonczuba/
Jonathan A. Czuba, Ph.D., P.E. (he/him/they/them)
Department of Biological Systems Engineering &
The Global Change Center