Kurihara Conference Fellowship


Applications are currently being accepted for 2021.   Submission deadline is April 24, 2021

Student attendance at industrial ecology related scientific and professional conferences can be a valuable way to gain insight into this broad field and meet experts in both formal and informal settings.  The Center for Industrial Ecology provides funds to help defray the cost of attendance through the Kurihara Conference Fellowship.   Funds are intended for current YSE Master’s students and must be used prior to graduation.  Applications are typically circulated in February with announcement of awards in early March.  

The Kurihara Conference Fellowship is supported by the Joel Omura Kurihara Fund. For more information about the fellowship,  please contact Judy Crocker, Program Coordinator, at judy.crocker@yale.edu .

Program: Kurihara Conference Fellowship
May 2021 - April 2022

Summer Internships


Please check back later in the term to see internships available for 2021.

Program: Center for Industrial Ecology
June 2021 - August 2021

Postdoctoral Associate


The Yao lab at Yale University has a Postdoctoral Fellowship position available for the sustainable development of the bioeconomy. Bioeconomy is an emerging concept that uses biomass to produce energy, chemicals, and products. Biomass is related to many nature-based solutions to climate change.  The Yao Lab develops systems analysis tools to understand the carbon, environmental, and economic implications of different biomass conversion technologies throughout their life cycle. The research aims to assess, identify, and optimize different pathways to a sustainable bioeconomy future. The Yao Lab has multiple ongoing projects under this research direction. Those projects investigate a variety of biomass conversion technologies for producing biofuels, bio-chemicals, and wood-based materials. 

The position will focus on:

  1. Conducting geospatial analysis, life cycle assessment, and techno-economic analysis for sustainable production and utilization of biomass, especially woody biomass and agriculture residues, for biochar and biofuel production.
  2. Leading and developing innovative systems modeling frameworks to understand geospatial and temporal implications of different biomass utilization pathways from economic, climate, and ecological perspectives.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in engineering, environmental science, agriculture, or systems analysis. In addition to skills and publications related to LCA/TEA, the candidate is expected to have strong modeling skills in GIS and ecosystem/land use models such as EPIC or others.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and their CV, along with a list of at least three references to Dr. Yuan Yao, y.yao@yale.edu.

This position offers a one-year opportunity with a possibility of reappointment for a second year upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding”

Program: Yao Lab
Supervisor: Yuan Yao
Openings: 1
August 2021 - July 2022

Research Assistant