M.S. and Ph.D. Opportunities, University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky (US)
Nov 01, 2018
Dec 01, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has 2019-20 assistantships available for M.S. and Ph.D. students. All assistantships include full academic-year stipends and health insurance, plus summer funding for competitive applicants. Exceptional applicants may qualify for additional awards and fellowships. The department has 11 tenure-track faculty conducting research in seismology, planetary geophysics, geodynamics, tectonics, hydrogeology, stable isotope geochemistry, paleontology, paleoclimatology, paleolimnology, sedimentary geology, petroleum geology, coal geology, structural geology, environmental geology, and petrology. State-of-the-art facilities in the department, the Kentucky Geological Survey, and the Center for Applied Energy Research include: the Kentucky Seismic and Strong-Motion Network; a technical computing cluster with seismic processing, interpretation, and modelling software; laboratories for environmental radiochemistry, stable isotopes, stratigraphy, geomechanics, detrital mineral separation, mineralogy (X-ray analysis, electron microprobe and SEM), and organic petrology; and field instrumentation for shallow onshore/offshore seismic imaging, sediment coring, regional mapping, and hydrogeology. UK is located in Lexington, a vibrant community of ~300,000 voted one of the best college towns in America (http://www.bestcollegereviews.org/50-best-college-towns-america/). For more information, visit http://ees.as.uky.edu or contact Dr. Edward Woolery, Director of Graduate Studies (859.257.3016 or woolery@uky.edu)