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Job advertisement One PhD position in operation of large-scale interconnected infrastructure systems

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One PhD position in operation of large-scale interconnected infrastructure systems

One PhD position in operation of large-scale interconnected infrastructure systems


Cornell University

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.


Ithaca, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship

The monthly stipend is about $3,500. Scholarships also include tuition fees and health insurance.

Required education
Undergraduate degree

Application deadline
29 February 2024

26 October 2023

Job description

Dr. Galelli’s Critical Infrastructure Systems Lab offers one PhD position in areas broadly related to the operation of large-scale interconnected infrastructure systems. Potential topics of research include: (1) Designing control algorithms for the optimal management of water-food-energy systems, (2) Coordinating the operations of hydraulic infrastructures and the power grid, and (3) Linking past, present, and future hydro-climatic variability to water and energy management.

Applicants must hold a Bachelors and/or Masters degree in engineering, science, or applied mathematics, with a good academic background in hydrology, optimization, and statistics/probability. All scholarships include full tuition fees and a competitive compensation. Selected candidates with an outstanding academic profile may be eligible for additional funding support.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted online, following the guidelines provided in our Grad School website.