Thread: Graduate assistantship at Clemson University

Started: 2017-02-21 19:43:06
Last activity: 2017-02-21 19:43:06
Scott DeWolf
2017-02-21 19:43:06
A graduate assistantship is available at Clemson University for a student
interested in pursuing a PhD degree. The research will develop
high-resolution strainmeters and evaluate their performance in field
applications. The project will include designing and building
multi-component borehole strainmeters using optical fiber interferometers,
and then testing these instruments at a field site near Clemson, SC.
Subsequent field tests will be conducted at a carbon storage analog site in
Oklahoma. Additional applications potentially include hydrocarbon reservoir
management, hydromechanical well testing, hydrologic monitoring,
characterizing strain due to tectonics or glacier transport, and evaluating
geologic hazards.

The required background includes a strong foundation in physical sciences
or engineering with a solid quantitative background and familiarity in the
earth sciences. Desired experience includes developing scientific
instruments, particularly related to strain measurements and optical fiber
sensors. The ideal candidate will also have experience conducting field
experiments and numerical simulations related to carbon storage, reservoir
engineering, hydrology or similar. This is an excellent opportunity for
intellectual and professional growth as part of a multi-disciplinary team
of geoscientists and engineers.

The position will be available in August 2017 and it will be in the
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department at Clemson
University. Clemson is in a beautiful rural setting in view of the southern
Appalachian Mountains, but close enough to Atlanta and Charlotte to access
the benefits of the big city. Competitive funding of graduate tuition and
full-time stipend plus benefits is available.

Send inquiries to Larry Murdoch at lmurdoc<at>


It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart
you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong. -- Richard P.

Scott DeWolf, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor

Clemson University

Clemson, SC 29634-0919

Mobile: (858) 750-5675

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