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Graduate Programmes

Environmental Chemistry Program

Environmental Chemistry is a diverse and highly interdisciplinary field that focus on the chemical processes influencing the composition and chemical speciation of natural systems (air, water and soils), the chemical fate and mobility of contaminants in the environment, chemical processes that affect the toxicity and bioavailabilty of contaminants, and chemical aspects of contaminant remediation and pollution prevention (green chemistry). The common link to all these areas of study is a focus on the underlying chemical structure, reactivity and mechanisms that dictate the extent and rates of environmentally important chemical reactions. Environmental chemistry is a challenging field, requiring core training in physical, analytical, organic and inorganic chemistry and an understanding of how these disciplines can be applied to complex environmental systems. It is also a highly rewarding discipline, as it provides a quantitative and fundamental approach to understanding the processes that influence the quality of the environment we live and work in.

University of Alaska Fairbanks
United States
Fall applications January 15th; Spring applications October 15th

 Teaching and research assistantships in chemistry, environmental and biochemistry are available to qualified graduate students. All applicants are considered for financial assistance during the department review process so applicants don't need to fill out additional paperwork to be considered for assistantships.

M.S. 2-4 years Ph.D. 3-5 years
Atmospheric aerosols: global climate

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