[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD Position: Environmental impacts of renewable energy
sujithravi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 12:18:12 MST 2015
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Temple University
seeks a motivated student interested in pursing PhD (Geosciences).
The research project will evaluate opportunities to lower the environmental
impacts (on land and water resources) of large-scale solar development by
providing foundational data and analysis on cost reduction opportunities. A
major option that will be evaluated in the proposed research will be the
colocation of solar installations and agriculture. The research project,
funded by the Department of Energy, will identify crops suitable for
colocation for different agroclimatic regions, collect data on the energy
inputs, water and emissions from solar infrastructures and crops/biofuels,
and conduct comprehensive life cycle analyses to understand the tradeoffs
and synergies of colocation.
The PhD position will be fully funded through research and teaching
assistantships. The student will be advised by Sujith Ravi (Temple
University, PA https://sites.temple.edu/ravi/home/) and will work in close
collaboration with Jordan Macknick (National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
CO). Applicants must hold a Master degree in geology, earth science or
environmental sciences, with strong oral and written communication skills.
Experience or interest in quantitative data analysis is preferred.
Temple University is a comprehensive public research university located in
Philadelphia, PA. Temple University is a dynamic urban university with
around 38,000 students and provides one of the nation’s most comprehensive
and diverse learning environments. Temple is ranked by the National Science
Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research
expenditures. More information about our department is available at
For more information contact Sujith Ravi, Assistant Professor, Department
of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (
sravi at temple.edu <sravi at gmail.com>).
Department of Earth & Environmental Science
1901 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19122
Email: sravi at temple.edu
Office: Beury Hall-325B
Ph: 215-2047122 (office)
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