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Ph.D. Opportunity in Martian Geochemistry

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on April 20, 2017 at 5:40 PM

Wesleyan University has funding for a student to complete a Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry with a Concentration in Planetary Science. The program of study will be tailored to include a relevant geoscience curriculum. The proposed project is to create a series of Mars analogue brines and precipitate them under terrestrial and martian conditions in a Mars chamber. Visible – near-infrared spectra of the precipitates will then be compared to similar data collected in Mars orbit. The research will be under the tutelage of Prof. Gilmore in the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The opening is available for Fall of 2017.

Please apply to the Chemistry Department at http://www.wesleyan.edu/grad/ Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

More information about Planetary Sciences at Wesleyan may be found http://www.wesleyan.edu/planetary/ Please direct all inquiries to Prof. Martha Gilmore, [email protected]

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