Prospective Students

I am seeking two outstanding applicants to pursue Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric sciences with an emphasis on land-climate interactions. Successful applicants will receive a research assistantship at the university. Their research will be concerned with numerical modeling and scientific assessment of the interactions among earth’s climate, terrestrial ecosystems, including food and energy crops, and land use and land cover changes (LULCC).

Applicants should have a strong educational background that is well-grounded in physics and mathematics. While the scope of the research topic is broad and flexible, we are seeking highly motivated and creative individuals with a strong interest generally in the relationships among science and policy on international environmental issues from an earth system science perspective.

Applicants must satisfy all other requirements for becoming a graduate student at the University of Illinois in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. For more information and to apply, please follow this link:

It is anticipated that research assistantships paying stipends will be available starting in the 2022 spring semester.

Inquiries from interested students should be directed to Professor Atul Jain, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA, E-mail: jain1 at illinois dot edu