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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY AGRONOMY

M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Soil Chemistry

Project 1:

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. 


Project 2:

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.


For further information and Links to the Graduate School for the Application Process:

http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Agronomy/SoilChemistry/application


Contact
:

Christopher J. Matocha
Assistant Professor of Soil Chemistry
Department of Agronomy
University of Kentucky
N-122R Ag. Sci. Ctr-North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Phone: 859-257-9312
Fax: 859-257-2185
E-mail: cjmato2@uky.edu
 

 


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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