Graduate Student Opportunities
Graduate assistantships are available for a wide range of potential research topics. Information on applying is available at How to Apply
The following specific programs are currently actively searching for new students. (However, all faculty in the program welcome applications from interested students.)
- Atmosphere-surface exchange and secondary aerosol formation in
aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Assistantships are available
for research that includes measurement technique development,
landscape-scale measurements of concentrations and
atmosphere-surface exchange fluxes, and development of
parameterizations for environmental and biogeochemical processes.
See the research interests of Paul Doskey, Judith Perlinger, and Tom
on the faculty page for more information.
- Aerosol chemistry. Opportunities are available for students to
study aerosol composition and how aerosol composition changes within
a variety of natural and experimental environments. Current
activities include investigations of secondary organic aerosol,
gas-particle exchange, atmosphere-surface exchange, and development
of advanced analytical techniques for measuring aerosol composition.
See the research interests of Lynn Mazzoleni, Judith Perlinger,
and Paul Doskey on the faculty page for more information
- Remote Sensing. Assistantships are available for observation-driven studies of the release, transport, fate and impacts of gas and aerosol emissions from natural and anthropogenic sources. Topics include satellite data validation, volcanic eruption clouds, volcanic emission inventories for climate modeling, and field investigations of volcanic plumes using UV and IR spectroscopy. See the research interests of Simon Carn on the faculty page for more information.
- Chemical transport modeling of regional to global air quality issues and the interactions between climate and atmospheric chemistry. Assistantships are available for studies of the impacts of global change (including changes in climate, vegetation, anthropogenic emissions, etc.) on tropospheric chemistry and air quality. See the research interests of Shiliang Wu on the faculty page for more information.
- Aerosol physics. Assistantships are available to study atmospheric aerosol optical and physical properties, their interaction with the environment and their effects on air quality and climate. Research may include the development of environmental monitoring techniques, environmental data analysis and interpretation, laboratory and field measurements and aerosol characterization (using optical and spectroscopic techniques, electron microscopy and others). See the research interests of Claudio Mazzoleni on the faculty page for more information.
- Large-scale air pollution transport and chemistry. Assistantships are available for studies of the impacts of anthropogenic and wildfire emissions on nitrogen oxides, ozone and persistent bioaccumulative toxicants in rural and remote regions, including field measurements in the Azores, Greenland, and the Great Lakes, and related transport and chemical modeling studies. See the research interests of Judith Perlinger and Shiliang Wu on the faculty page for more information.
- Clouds and turbulence. Opportunities are available for students to study how turbulence influences cloud processes and properties. Current research efforts include holographic particle tracking in a laboratory turbulence chamber, and involvement in field studies of turbulent clouds. See the research interests of Raymond Shaw on the faculty page for more information.