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Dept. of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, REU

Primary Institution: Environmental Molecular Science Institute
Affiliation: Dept. of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
City: Notre Dame
State: IN
Job Duration: 10 Weeks
Class Requirement: US citizens or permanent residents
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Geomicrobiology, Environmental mineralogy pertaining to actinide transport, Microbial diversity, Biotoxicity to bacteria of adsorbed metal ions, Metal interactions with natural organic matter and mineral surfaces, Effects of natural organic matter and bacteria on formation of mineral nano-particles, Potential interferences of NOM
Description: The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is sponsored by the Environmental Molecular Science Institute (EMSI), based in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. The Institute brings together scientists and engineers with expertise in a wide range of environmental sciences, and students are offered a truly interdisciplinary research environment. The scientific mission of the Institute is to provide a molecular-scale understanding of heavy-metal (Cd, Cu, Pb) and actinide (U, Np) interactions with nano- and micro-particles (bacteria, natural organic matter, mineral colloids, etc.) in the environment, and to determine how these particles affect contaminant transport in geologic systems. The Institute integrates traditional macroscopic and microscopic techniques with state-of-the-art molecular-scale approaches such as x-ray absorption spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and molecular dynamics modeling. The Institute maintains an extremely well-equipped analytical facility in Fitzpatrick Hall, offers powerful approaches for studying molecular-scale environmental geochemistry.
Student must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Freshmen with outstanding records will be considered.
Students from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Stipend: $4,500
Benefits: Housing
Application Deadline: 03/01/2007
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Environmental Molecular Science Institute REU
159 Fitzpatrick Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-2978
Fax: 574-631-8797
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