Master and PhD Scholarships in Experimental and Computational Geochemistry at High PT, The University of Hong Kong

M.Phil and PhD projects in experimental & computational geochemistry at high PT at The University of Hong Kong
Applications are invited for M.Phil and Ph.D. studentships in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. The students will be involved in working on molecular-scale processes in high temperature aqueous systems using a variety of experimental and ab initio molecular modeling techniques. Of particular interest are studies of hydrothermal organic reactions, metal ion complexation and partitioning to steam and solute-solvent clustering processes in high-temperature low-density fluids.

Students will have access to a suite of new experimental and high performance computing facilities and work in an interdisciplinary environment, interacting with groups from physics, chemistry and engineering. Scholarships and teaching assistantships are available. Applicants should hold a B.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in Geochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline.

Further details may be obtained from Dr. Kono Lemke, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Pokfulam Road, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (email kono[ at ]hku.hk) to whom a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, names and contacts of 3 references and statement of research interests should be sent no later than 15 January 2009. University applications are due January 31, 2009.