Environmental Science and Engineering Research Group

Dr. Xiaowu Huang


Application Deadline
Open till filled
Date posted
July 19, 2021

Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology   (GTIIT), China & Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel.

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PhD/Master (MSc) Positions in Environmental Engineering (GS-2021006) - Group of Dr. Xiaowu Huang

The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (group of Dr. Huang) is looking for passionate and highly motivated PhD/Master students who have interests in biological wastewater treatment and biosolids-to-energy.

Quota: 2-4.

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Project Details

Our mission is to carry out R&D work towards energy-autarky and/or energy-positive WWTPs. The research topics include but are not limited to (1) biological wastewater treatment, e.g., sidestream anammox and mainstream anammox; and (2) resource recovery from biosolids (e.g., municipal sludge and kitchen waste), such as microbe-driven production of value-added products and methane production with anaerobic digestion.


Biological nitrogen removal; Anammox; Microbial community; Bioreactors; Anaerobic digestion; Resource recovery; Value-added products; Meta-omics

Selection Criteria
  • PhD Program: Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or relevant fields
  • Master Program: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or relevant fields
  • Solid background in wastewater treatment and/or biosolids treatment
  • Vast experiences in bioreactor operation, microbial analysis, and applications of UV, TOC, IC, HPLC, and TEM
  • Good communication skills and good command of English
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to author scientific reports and co-author scientific publications
  • PhD Program: Published at least one first-authored impactful research paper in SCI journal from previous research work
  • The PhD/Master candidates must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Technion Graduate School and needs to comply with its regulations leading to the PhD/Master degree:
  • Application deadline: Open till filled
  • Send below-required documents to Dr. Huang at 1) Curriculum vitae and personal statements; 2) Three letters of recommendation (one from the mentor for Master and/or bachelor’s studies); 3) Degree certificates with the Master/Bachelor degree
Other Positions
  • Dr. Huang’s group is also looking for passionate and highly motivated postdoctoral fellows and research assistants. Please contact Dr. Huang ( for more information.
  • Dr. Huang welcomes self-funded students, CSC-funded students, and visiting students/scholars. Salary and benefits will be provided depending on the qualifications of the candidates.
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