Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Associate

I currently do not have any funded openings for postdoctoral associates.

Competitively funded positions are available through Virginia Tech’s Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships program. It is likely that proposal ideas broadly in line with our research thrust will fall under “The Security Frontier” within the broader Research Frontiers Track. Details pertaining to eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and proposal requirements and formats can be found on the main fellowship page – Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please send me an email outlining your background (with a CV attached) and the details pertaining to your research idea for the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Graduate Students

In general, students interested in pursuing M.S. or Ph.D. graduate research with our group should email me to inquire about current funding opportunities. Please include your CV and a short description of your research interests.

Current Openings: I am looking for a Ph.D. student interested in working on the transport mechanics of mixtures of gravel and fine sediment. Start date: January 2025.

Undergraduate Students

Virginia Tech undergraduate students who are interested in finding out more about the lab and research opportunities that exist should contact me by email or talk with me after class.

General Application Process

Students who are interested in working with our group for their M.S. or Ph.D. need to apply to the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering graduate program in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. A link to the application page can be found in the top right corner of the departmental home page ( Additional information regarding the application process and requirements can be found on the Prospective Graduate Students page. Limited funding is available through teaching and research assistantships on a competitive basis. Ideal candidates will have an interest in exploring fluid mechanics and sediment transport through laboratory, field, and numerical experiments. Interested B.S. and M.S. students with backgrounds in civil engineering, physics, geosciences, ocean sciences, or mechanical engineering are all welcome to apply. In the application, indicate that you would like to work with Kyle Strom. Interested students may first contact me via email to inquire about potential openings. If you do so, please send me your CV and a note regarding your research background and interests. However, if you contact me by email, please note that I cannot tell you whether or not you will be accepted if you formally apply.