Undergraduate students: There are a variety of opportunities for undergraduates from either the College of Engineering or CALS to get involved in our research group.  I typically assign undergraduate research assistants an independent, semester-long project that has synergies with a graduate student project.  This could mean the design or development of a new sensor or technique that could then be usefully applied in the graduate student’s project.  Undergraduate research can be done for credit, and after the successful completion of one semester of work there are opportunities for funding through the Engineering Learning Initiatives.

Graduate students: I am always looking for motivated graduate students at the PhD and MS level to join my group. Email me with any questions and check out the Cornell Graduate School website for more information on how to apply to Cornell.  I strongly encourage all prospective graduate students to apply for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship at the same time that you apply for PhD or MS programs, since receiving one of these fellowships will give you more flexibility and independence in your graduate research projects.

Postdoctoral Researchers: I do not currently have funding for a postdoc, but I am happy to discuss topics of mutual interest that could lead to funding from external sources.  Postdoctoral fellowship funding opportunities include:

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship

Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability 

USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowships