| Earth materials simulation lab at the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University invites applications for graduate student (Ph.D., M.S.) and postdoc positions in mineral physics, earth/nuclear materials, or geochemistry. |
The subject of the project will be decided upon agreement between the candidate and the supervisor and will depend on the candidate interests and strengths and the research interest of the lab on earth materials simulations. Successful graduate applicants will be supported by graduate research assistantship, teaching assistantship, or fellowship. Research assistantship will come from recent grants from National Science Foundation and Department of Energy. Fellowship will be supported by a new fellowship grant from Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Teaching assistantship will be awarded by the Department of Geology and Geophysics. The funded research topics include Fe-Ni-C liquids under earth’s core conditions (simulation) and crystal chemistry and dissolution of mineral analogue/ceramic nuclear waste materials (simulation and experiment) and other nuclear materials. Research topics of potential interest to graduate students also include interactions and storage and transport properties of hydrocarbon-bearing fluids in porous medium of oil/gas formations and interfacial geochemistry of earth and nuclear materials.
We encourage applications from enthusiastic and self-motivated students who have demonstrated academic and research excellence in geochemistry, materials science, chemistry, or a related quantitative discipline, with a passion to advance the knowledge and science. Successful applicants will join a diverse and dynamic department with ~60 graduate students and ~20 faculty members (http://www.lsu.edu/science/geology), have access to supercomputers on campus (http://www.hpc.lsu.edu/), and opportunity to collaborate with researchers from a number of institutions and national labs through joint projects, including a recently funded DOE Energy Frontier Research Center – WastePD (https://efrc.osu.edu). Summer intern at collaborating institutions and national labs are highly possible and encouraged. Opportunities for a broad range of research interactions are also available within the department and throughout the campus at LSU. The university actively promotes interdisciplinary research, including environment, conventional and renewable energy, high performance computing, and materials science and engineering.
Interested candidates should apply on online: http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/graduateschool/apply-for-admission-to-graduate-study-at-lsu/ for graduate application. Deadline is October 1st for spring admission, January 1st for fall admission. For postdoc position, please send email to email@example.com with a cover letter, a statement of research interests, a CV with publication list, and name and contact of three references. Positions will be open until filled.