M.Sc. / Ph.D. Opportunities in Hydrothermal Chemistry

The Hydrothermal Chemistry Group at the University of Guelph is currently accepting applications for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions in 2023.

Our graduate student research is aimed at understanding the behaviour of electrolytes and organic species in high temperature water. Projects include applied research on nuclear reactor chemistry in support of Canada’s low-carbon emission strategy, and fundamental studies on aqueous solutions under extreme conditions. Topics include:

  • Fundamental science of water, electrolytes, and organic solutes under extreme conditions (high temperatures and pressures),
  • Chemistry and materials of CANDU reactors and advanced nuclear reactor designs,
  • Chemistry associated with the geological storage of nuclear spent fuel.

Applicants must have a strong background in physical chemistry, analytical chemistry or chemical physics with a solid record of academic performance (generally A- / first class or equivalent). Students with strong backgrounds in experimental geochemistry or chemical engineering may also be considered.  Please also ensure you meet University of Guelph requirements on ESL certification where applicable.

The University of Guelph is located in scenic Southern Ontario, in close proximity to Toronto and Pearson airport. In addition to a competitive stipend, all students receive health coverage and the university’s extended health plan. To learn more about our group, please visit our site at http://tremaine.cs.uoguelph.ca/.

For inquiries, or to apply for these positions, please contact Dr. Sasidharanpillai at ssasidha@uoguelph.ca Please, no phone calls.