Master Student in Carbon Sequestration, Capture, Storage and Utilization (Deadline: Until Filled)

Job Description

We are seeking one new full-time Master student (potentially converted into PhD student) with a focus on CO2 conversion under the carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) program. The Research Graduate funding will be available for at least two years and potential for four to five years. The students will be supervised jointly by Dr. Guangyu Wang (Associate Professor and Associate Dean), and Dr. Zhong Xie (Adjunct Professor from National Research Council of Canada-NRC). The research project was funded by the Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD) of National Resource Canada (NRCan). The main research works will be conducted at NRC – Energy, Mining and Environment (EME) Research Center, located in the UBC south campus.

The successful candidates are expected to be at the NRC lab most of the time.


The candidate applicant is required to have a solid background in environmental chemistry, chemistry, or chemical engineering. Prior courses in electrochemistry will be an asset. The applicant is expected to have good knowledge in forest, environmental and energy science and basic skill in using data analysis tools (e.g. MATLAB, Python).  The ideal candidate must have a post-secondary degree in forest chemistry, environmental science, chemical engineering, chemistry, material chemistry and engineering, or other related fields. The candidate must have demonstrated potential lab research skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate with others efficiently.

How to Apply for this Master Student in Carbon Sequestration, Capture, Storage and Utilization Position

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a copy of their CV, and any related published work via email to and

Additional Information

The University of British Columbia, established in 1915, is an exceptional place for studying and performing research and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world.

The Asia Forest Research Centre in the department led by Professor Guangyu Wang comprises faculty members, research associates, postdocs, graduate students and scholars who perform research to solve complex problems related to climate change, forest management, national park development, and global carbon market and trade. Please refer to the links: Asia Forest Research Centre, Adaptation of Asia-Pacific Forests to Climate Change, Evaluating Forestry Contributions to the Carbon Market, National Park Research Centre for publications and researchers. We are carried out in close collaboration with the Carbon Institute, USA, California Air Resources Board, and China Green Carbon Foundation, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University as well as many international research partners on carbon sequestration and emission reduction.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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