Prospective Students

Potential Opportunities

Opportunities in the Hansen Ecofluids Lab can include post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate positions.

Graduate Students

Graduate Students

If you are intrigued by how fluid mechanics, hydrology, and ecology intersect, the EcoFluids Lab may be a good fit for you. Students are selected for the lab group based on their academic and research record and the overlap in their scientific interests and mine. Graduate school is an immersive experience which is most rewarding to those who are 1) deeply curious about the research questions they address and 2) prepared to work hard to gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to address those questions.  

Interested students should send an email to with the following:

1. A short statement of why you want to get a graduate degree. Explain your research interests and experience and how they might fit into the research theme of the lab.

2. Your GPA, GRE Scores, and resume.

After options are discussed via email the next step would be to apply on the KU website.

Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate student can get involved in the lab as a research assistant, through independent research, or through volunteering. Getting involved with research as an undergraduate allows you to get hands-on experience in your field just as an internship would. It is also a great way to network with other people with your interests and get a head start on the graduate school process.

A research assistant is paid and trained to work in the lab and field alongside other undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. Meetings are generally held on a biweekly basis to assign tasks and mentor students.

Positions are available periodically on the KU Jobs Website.

Summer positions may also be advertised.

Additionally, the group occasionally hires undergraduate research assistants through KU’s Emerging Scholars program.