How To Join Us

The WE3 lab seeks motivated and enthusiastic researchers at all educational levels to pursue interdisciplinary work.

Undergraduate Students

CMU engineering undergraduates are warmly welcomed in the WE3 lab. To be considered for a position, students are asked to submit their resume and a one page statement describing their research interests in relation to ongoing work in the WE3 lab to Prof. Mauter by August 1st.  Applicants will be interviewed in late August for a one year appointment in the group.

Undergraduate researchers will be paired with doctoral students, but are expected to work independently and make novel contributions through their research.  Students must be willing to commit at least 10 hours per week to their research and to attend weekly lab group meetings as their schedule permits.

Doctoral Students

All doctoral students are strongly encouraged to compete for graduate fellowships through the NSF and EPA prior to joining the WE3 lab.  Serious applicants are welcome to contact Prof. Mauter for guidance on the application process.

Engineering & Public Policy (EPP) graduate students are strongly encouraged to contact Prof. Mauter before applying to Carnegie Mellon.  Successful applicants will have an engineering or mathematics background and interest or experience in spatial statistics, optimization modeling, and regression analysis.  We accept approximately one EPP student per year, with a strong preference for students who have a Masters degree or previous research experience.

Environmental Engineering graduate students are similarly encouraged to contact Prof. Mauter prior to seeking a position in the group.  Research experience in polymeric materials, membrane systems, and modeling is valued.

Chemical Engineering graduate students must first be accepted into the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon before joining the lab during the fall of their first year.  Please see the departmental website for application information.  Exceptional students with previous research experience are encouraged to contact Prof. Mauter to discuss research opportunities after being accepted into the program.

Materials Science & Engineering graduate students are similarly encouraged to contact Prof. Mauter prior to seeking a position in the group.  Research experience in electrochemical systems is sought.

Postdoctoral Researchers

We will always consider excellent postdoctoral applicants in areas relevant to ongoing research.  Expertise in both modeling (e.g. computational fluid dynamics) and experimental work (e.g. AFM, QCM-D) is highly valued.

When submitting a request for a position, please note the project you are hoping to contribute to.