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Georgia State University
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, although all coursework and research activities will be in Geosciences. Students interested in a PhD in Chemistry (no Geochemistry Specialization) can elect to go through the Chemistry department (chemistry.gsu.edu) although some coursework requirements may change.
The work funded by the Department of Energy – Basic Energy Sciences will focus on studying the energetics of fundamental chemical reactions at metal-oxides-solution interfaces. The Kabengi lab has focused particularly on experimental thermodynamics through the utilization and development of flow adsorption microcalorimetry techniques and instrumentation although other relevant 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 Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories.
Requirements include an M.S. degree in Geosciences, Chemistry (inorganic or analytical chemistry, soil physical chemistry, chemical engineering, etc.), Physics, or any related discipline, as well as strong quantitative, communication and organizational skills, and acceptance into the PhD program. Stipends for PhD candidates are $22,500 – 25,000 (12 months) plus a full tuition waiver. The preferred start date is August 2017.
Georgia State University is a research-intensive university in the dynamic heart of downtown Atlanta. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, GRE and TOEFL (international students) scores, and transcripts (unofficial copy OK) via email to Nadine Kabengi.
Department of Geosciences.
Department of Chemistry (joint).
Georgia State University.
24 Peachtree Center Avenue NE.
Kell Hall-Room 387.
Atlanta, GA 30303.