Prospective PhD Students

I am recruiting PhD students to join my group at Stanford starting in Fall 2020 (admissions deadline December 2019). I encourage interested students to apply to the Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD program (environmental engineering track). I will also consider applicants to the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. Interested students may email me with their CV and a brief statement of their research interests to discuss opportunities.

Open Postdoc Position (Co-advised with Meagan Mauter)

Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisors: Dr. Meagan Mauter and Dr. Sarah Fletcher

 Application due date: August 31, 2019

 Preferred start date: September 2019

Topic: Water resources planning in California is challenged by pressure on water availability due to climate change and drought as well as intersectoral competition for water for agriculture, urban use, and ecosystem services. We are developing a project to develop and evaluate water resources strategies that integrate technological solutions (e.g. emerging technologies and inputs in wastewater reuse and desalination) with adaptive operations (e.g. adaptive algorithms for reservoir operations, drought conservation incentives).

 Desired qualifications:

  • PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Systems Engineering; Geography; Natural Resource Management or related field

  • Strong computational background with programming experience in Python and/or Matlab

  • Experience with at least one of the following: hydrological modeling; water resources planning; simulation and optimization modeling; water treatment technology development

 How to apply: Email Sarah Fletcher ( with the subject line “Postdoc Application” and include the following materials:

  • CV

  • A research statement (maximum 2 pages) describing your previous research contributions, future interests, and how these align with Meagan’s and Sarah’s research areas

  • A sample publication or preprint

  • Contact information for 2-3 references