Job ID: 138150

Graduate Assistantship Positions in Architectural Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

  • Feb. 10, 2020
  • Graduate Assistantship Positions in Architectural Engineering
  • Department of Architectural Engineering
  • The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
  • Apr. 15, 2020
  • August 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Construction Engineering/Management
    Civil Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Architectural (Building & Construction)

Graduate Students in Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Architectural Engineering in the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA invites applications for Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs. Both students who are self-funded and those who seek graduate assistantships are encouraged to apply. The department offers several graduate research and teaching assistantships for students pursuing the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs every year.

The Lighting Laboratory of the Architectural Engineering Department of the Pennsylvania State University is focused on research and education on illumination systems, solid-state lighting, and the interaction between humans and the built environments with respect to a wide range of applications on energy consumption, user interaction, and environmental impacts. The lab facilitates cross-disciplinary research to address socioeconomic, sociotechnical and sociocognitive aspects of illumination design.

The Lighting Laboratory conducts research both in fundamental and applied scientific disciplines. Fundamental research enabled by the lab is aimed to improve the understanding of the human response to visual stimuli, while the applied research will explore novel ways of utilizing this basic knowledge to design, operate, optimize, and maintain lighting systems. Some of the research topics are:

- Architectural lighting
- Museum lighting
- Horticultural lighting
- Visual perception
- Applied cognitive neuroscience
- Color science
- Light and health

We are seeking for candidates interested in interdisciplinary approaches with prior knowledge and background in one or more of the fields: illumination, architectural engineering, psychology, computer science, physics, biology/neuroscience, architecture, and chemistry.

Applications should include full resume or C.V., transcripts from previous degrees, a statement of intent, contact information for three references, official GRE scores, and TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants). Please choose one or more of the specializations noted above and designate it in your statement of intent. For more information about the department and to apply please visit –

Direct inquiries to Dr. Alp Durmus, Department of Architectural Engineering, Engineering Unit A, University Park, PA 16802; email: Process inquiries can be directed to Judy Heltman, Graduate Program and Placement Coordinator, Department of Architectural Engineering at

  • Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact HR Services at or 814-865-1473.

    Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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  • Alp Durmus, Ph.D.
    Department of Architectural Engineering
    The Pennsylvania State University
    104 Engineering Unit a
    Department of Architectural Engineering
    University Park, PA 16802

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