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Ph.D. student funding on water mobility in frozen soil at UAF 


Funding is available for a Ph.D. student to study water mobility in
frozen soils, through a research project sponsored by the National
Science Foundation (NSF). This project will use a combination of
state-of-the-art measurement techniques to quantify relationships
among key variables in soil freezing and thawing processes, namely
unfrozen water content and mobility, soil zeta potential, and soil
micro-fabric. Results from this research will improve our
understanding of how frozen ground behaves as it interacts with
thermal changes in the surrounding environment.

Priority will be given to candidates with a B.S. or M.S. degree in
engineering or physical science, and having experience with, or strong
interest in, soils, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, and NMR,
ESEM, and XRD measurement techniques. The research assistantship is
expected to provide 12 month salary (~$30K/yr) plus insurance and
tuition for a student in good standing for 4 years, starting September
2012. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt, and will
be accepted until May 1. Interested candidates should contact Dr.
Margaret M. Darrow (mmdarrow@uaf.edu) please include a letter
describing your interest in the position, a CV, and the contact
details (including email addresses) of two references.

See the following websites for more information about UAF
(http://www.uaf.edu), the Institute of Northern Engineering
(http://ine.uaf.edu/), the UAF Graduate School
(http://www.uaf.edu/gradsch/), and Dr. Darrow’s research
(http://ine.uaf.edu/people/margaret-darrow/). The University of Alaska
Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and
Universities. UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
and educational institution.

消息来源 I-Ming Chou
3/15/2012  

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