There is a vital and pressing need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) continues to rise and the impacts of climate change become more pronounced. Additionally, carbon pricing is providing financial motivation for individuals, industries, and countries to curb GHG emissions.
Prof. Ian Power’s research team aims to better understand fundamental geochemical, mineralogical, and geobiological processes that are relevant to addressing environmental challenges including carbon management and sequestration, an emerging field in geoscience that is ripe for scientific inquiry and technological advances!
Applications are invited for M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions with Prof. Ian Power (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Environmental Geoscience) in the Environmental & Life Sciences (EnLS) Graduate Program at Trent University. Research will consist of laboratory experiments and fieldwork to study mineral-water-gas interactions and CO2 mineralization within mine wastes and natural systems. Fieldwork may include trips to Canadian and international localities. Several projects are available and may be tailored to fit a prospective student’s knowledge, skills, and interests (see Research at PowerGeolab.com).
Students should be motivated, preferably hold a degree in either geoscience, Earth Science, geology, environmental science, or closely related field, and must meet the entry requirements for graduate research in EnLS. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic standing, field and laboratory skills, excellent communication skills, strong work ethic, and a passion for science! Research experience at any level is highly advantageous.
Applications should include a cover letter describing your experience, accomplishments, and research interests, your curriculum vitae and unofficial academic transcripts. All interested and qualified students are welcome. Visit PowerGeoLab.com for more information!