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Ph.D. Research Assistantships in Mineral-Water Interface Geochemistry, Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

Funding is available in the Kabengi research group in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University in the area of mineral-water interface geochemistry. The work will lead to the degree of PhD in Chemistry with a Geochemistry Specialization (coursework in Geosciences) or without (coursework in Geosciences & chemistry).

The work funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) will focus on studying the energetics of fundamental reactions at mineral-water interface. The Kabengi lab has focused particularly on experimental thermodynamics through the utilization and development of flow adsorption microcalorimetry techniques and instrumentation although other techniques (spectroscopy, computational modeling, etc.) will be equally utilized. The work will involve collaborative efforts, and opportunities to travel and work with scientists at the DOE National Laboratories.

Requirements include an M.S. degree in Geosciences, Chemistry, Physics, or any related discipline, as well as strong quantitative and communication skills. Stipends for PhD candidates are $22,500 (12 months) plus a full tuition waiver. The preferred start date is August 2017. For more information, please contact Nadine Kabengi at Kabengi@gsu.edu