Johns Hopkins University/Stantec Postdoctoral Position in Water Reuse

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the top ranked School of Public Health in the United States, has established a research alliance with Stantec, a leader in water and wastewater treatment/design and provider of strategic consulting, environmental engineering and construction services. The JHU/Stantec Alliance is seeking to hire a highly motivated, full-time postdoctoral fellow with a background in Environmental Engineering or related field who has a strong interest in Public Health and Engineering. The successful candidate will work at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, focusing on projects related to water treatment. This exciting position, which involves conducting research from both an academic and applied perspective, provides substantial career growth opportunities. The JHU/Stantec Alliance encompasses a variety of water and wastewater-related projects, including those associated with water supply and treatment, water resources management, renewable energy, resource recovery, and sustainable environmental practices.
The primary responsibilities for this position will include:

• Planning, conducting and managing bench-scale and field investigations focused on the use of a variety of established and novel technologies for treatment of on-site septic and municipal secondary effluent for both non- potable and potable reuse.
• Leading and conducting desktop studies, literature reviews, and related investigations specific to the subject area.
• Preparing research proposals for submission to various outside funding agencies, i.e., National Science Foundation
and Water Research Foundation.
• Preparing technical papers for peer reviewed journals and presenting findings at selected conferences.
• Providing imaginative and innovative thinking to existing and new areas of research as well as devising novel and
detailed approaches towards developing solutions for problems encountered.
Required Qualifications & Skills
• Ph.D. in environmental engineering or related discipline. Candidate must have a specific background in water treatment and have a demonstrated publication record in this area.
• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with conventional or reclaimed water processes, with a specific focus on advanced treatment is desired.
• Hands-on experience conducting lab experiments. In-depth experience utilizing basic water quality analytical techniques as well as advanced water quality instrumentation such as ion chromatography, LC-MS, etc.
• Extremely strong verbal and written skills. Evidence of writing skills will be requested.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Good organizational skills. Detail oriented and accustomed to producing high quality work.
• Propensity for writing peer-reviewed journal articles.
• Experience working in a research laboratory field study environment.

Applicants should submit an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page background statement including research interests, and the names and contact information for 3-5 references. Correspondence should be addressed to:

Dr. Kellogg Schwab
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health/Whiting School of Engineering 615 North Wolfe Street Room E6620
Baltimore, MD 21205
kschwab1@jhu.edu

EEO/AA/M/F/V/D – JHU and Stantec consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, creed, color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or other basis in accordance with federal, state or local laws or regulations.

CAPEES 2018 Award Announcement

2018 CAPEES Award Results

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Award Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the winners of the 2018 CAPEES awards.

2018 CAPEES Founding President Best Paper Award:

· Yingying Chen, Brooke Stemple, Manish Kumar, and Na Wei. 2016. Cell surface display fungal laccase as a renewable biocatalyst for degradation of persistent micropollutants bisphenol A and sulfamethoxazole. Environ. Sci. and Tech., 50:8799-8808.

· Daiyong Deng, Fei Li, and Mengyan Li. 2018. A novel propane monooxygenase initiating degradation of 1,4-dioxane by Mycobacterium dioxanotrophicus PH-06. Environ. Sci. and Tech. Lett., 5:86-91.

2018 CAPEES/Nanova Young Investigator Award:

· Hua Cai, Purdue University

2018 CAPEES/Nanova Frontier Research Award:

· Yang Deng, Montclair State University

· Bin Cao, Nanyang Technological University

2018 CAPEES/Nanova Lifetime Achievement Award:

· Baolin Deng, University of Missouri

Please join me in congratulating the award recipients for their achievements. I also want to thank all the nominators for taking the time to nominate their colleagues and students for these awards.

Cheers,

Xu Li

Call for Applications: 2018 CAPEES/Nanova Faculty Awards

2018 CAPEES/Nanova Faculty Awards

 

Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES) is calling for nominations for three faculty awards*.

 

CAPEES/Nanova Young Investigator Award.  This award is given annually to recognize an outstanding junior professor in environmental science and engineering. Nominees must be untenured faculty members in tenure-track or equivalent positions.

 

CAPEES/Nanova Frontier Research Award.  This award is given annually to recognize up to two outstanding professors in environmental science and engineering, who have achieved recognized research leadership and pioneered an innovative research area.

 

CAPEES/Nanova Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award is given annually to recognize a senior professor in environmental science and engineering, who has contributed significantly to the community through outstanding research and services.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Both nominators and nominees must have valid CAPEES memberships at the time of nomination.
  2. For the Young Investigator Award, nominees from previous entries can be re-nominated, as long as the nominees still meet the eligibility requirement. The nominators may submit updated materials before the deadline.
  3. For the Frontier Research and Lifetime Achievement Awards, nominees from previous entries can be re-nominated. The nominators may submit updated materials before the deadline.
  4. Members of the CAPEES Award Committee cannot nominate or be nominated for the awards during the period of service.
  5. The recipients of the 2018 awards must be willing to serve on the CAPEES Award Committee next year.

 

Application Process

  1. The nomination deadline for the three awards is 5:00 pm EST April 13, 2018. All nomination materials need to be submitted as a single PDF file via email to Dr. Xu Li (xuli@unl.edu).
  2. Nomination packages should include (1) a nomination letter from the nominator and (2) the full curriculum vitae of the nominee
  3. The recipient of each award will receive a plaque and a cash prize of $500.

 

The Awards Committee looks forward to receiving your nominations.

 

* The awards were made possible by a generous donation from Nanova, Inc.  CAPEES welcomes donations from other sponsors and may negotiate the naming right of the awards. The award selection process is independent of the sponsor(s).

Call for Applications: 2018 CAPEES Founding President Best Paper Award

2018 CAPEES Founding President Best Paper Award

 

Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES) is calling for nominations for the 2018 CAPEES Founding President Best Paper Award.* The award is given annually to recognize the outstanding papers published by Chinese students and/or postdoctoral scholars around the world in the field of environmental science and engineering.

 

Eligibility Requirement

  1. Active CAPEES faculty members are eligible to make nominations. One member can make one
  2. Students or postdocs who are active CAPEES members or current or past advisees of active CAPEES faculty members are eligible to be
  3. For the 2018 award, the selected journal paper of which the nominee is the lead author needs to be published in 2016-2017 with page numbers
  4. The award committee members cannot make nominations or evaluate his/her advisees, but his/her advisees will be eligible to be nominated by other CAPEES faculty
  5. Up to TWO awards will be made for the 2018

 

Application Process

  1. The nomination deadline is 5:00 pm EST April 13, 2018. All nomination materials need to be submitted as a single PDF file to Dr. Xu Li (xuli@unl.edu).
  2. Nomination packages should include (1) a 1-page nomination letter that gives the full citation of the paper, the contribution of the nominee to the paper, the reasons why the paper is considered a landmark, and a description of the influence the paper has or will have on the environmental science and engineering field; (2) a clear electronic copy of the publication; and (3) current contact information for the authors of the
  3. The award committee will review and recommend the award(s) to the CAPEES board, which will then make the final The committee is comprised of experts in different EES areas and nominated by the Board.
  4. The selected recipient(s) will receive an Award Certificate and cash award of $300.

 

The Awards Committee looks forward to receiving your nominations.

 

* The award was made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Yuefeng Xie and Janet Ai.  CAPEES welcomes donations from other sponsors and may negotiate the naming right of the awards. The award selection process is independent of the sponsor(s).