M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Soil Chemistry
M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantships. Two positions are available for highly motivated
graduate students to join a project funded by the USDA to explore the role of native iron minerals in the
cycling of nitrogen in Kentucky soils. A strong background in soil science, geochemistry, chemistry, or
a related field is desired. The candidates will be expected to conduct reactivity experiments studying
pertinent processes such as electron transfer, adsorption/desorption, precipitation, and complexation
using advanced analytical and spectroscopic tools (GFAAS, UV/VIS/NIR, EPR, and XAS).
The assistantships are available IMMEDIATELY and include competitive annual stipends
and tuition waiver.
M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship. A position is available for a highly motivated graduate student
to join a project to explore the impact of nitrogen behavior in fertilizer and poultry-litter amended soils
on water quality in Kentucky. A strong background in soil science, geochemistry, chemistry, or a related
field is desired. The assistantship is available IMMEDIATELY and includes a competitive annual
stipend and tuition waiver.