Environmental Chemistry Graduate Program

 

 

Work hard. Be successful.

Environmental chemistry is a challenging field, requiring core training in physical, analytical, organic and inorganic chemistry and an understanding of how these disciplines can be applied to complex environmental systems. It is also a highly rewarding discipline, as it provides a quantitative and fundamental approach to understanding the processes that influence the quality of the environment we live and work in.

Degree Requirements
 
 

Consider a degree in Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry is a diverse and highly interdisciplinary field that focus on the chemical processes influencing the composition and chemical speciation of natural systems (air, water and soils), the chemical fate and mobility of contaminants in the environment, chemical processes that affect the toxicity and bioavailabilty of contaminants, and chemical aspects of contaminant remediation and pollution prevention (green chemistry). The common link to all these areas of study is a focus on the underlying chemical structure, reactivity and mechanisms that dictate the extent and rates of environmentally important chemical reactions. Environmental chemistry is a challenging field, requiring core training in physical, analytical, organic and inorganic chemistry and an understanding of how these disciplines can be applied to complex environmental systems. It is also a highly rewarding discipline, as it provides a quantitative and fundamental approach to understanding the processes that influence the quality of the environment we live and work in. 

 

Program Coordinators

William Simpson

William Simpson

Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. Stanford University, 1995. (Physical and Atmospheric Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry; Spectroscopy)

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Thomas P. Trainor

Thomas P. Trainor

Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D. Stanford University, 2001. (Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry; Surface Chemistry)

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