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Graduate (Ph.D.) Research Assistantships in Mineral-Water Interface Geochemistry


Funding is available in the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program and the Department of Chemistry at Wright State University in the area of mineral-fluid interface geochemistry. Projects are interdisciplinary with collaborative opportunities at DOE National Labs. For more info, contact Prof. Steve Higgins ( or visit


Graduate students will be conducting independent research under the direction of Prof. Steven Higgins on mineral dissolution and growth using scanning probe microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and modern analytical chemical instrumentation. Research projects will focus on fundamental and applied problems relevant to geologic CO2 sequestration and scale formation. Projects involve collaborative efforts with scientists at Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories and opportunities to travel and work at DOE facilities will be available to graduate students.


Stipends for Ph.D. candidates are $22,660 (12 months) plus full tuition in 2016. Support for at least 5 years is available for students pursuing a Ph.D. Applicants should hold or expect to earn a BA/BS in Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, or a related discipline prior to starting in the program. Successful applicants may begin coursework and research at any time during 2016.


To learn more about Wright State University and the Dayton, Ohio area, please visit To learn more about and/or apply for the PhD program in Environmental Sciences, please go to:

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