Current UR Undergraduates

Motivated UR undergraduates looking for laboratory and research experience should email Dr. Black directly. Student-driven projects and ideas are always welcome. 
Pump preparation aboard the R/V Kilo Moana
Fukushima sediments prepared for gamma counting
Anion exchange columns used to separate U-Th series isotopes

Prospective Ph.D. Students

Information about the EES Ph.D. program can be found here. Graduate research projects are open-ended and will be motivated by student interest. For information about potential areas of research in the TRACER Lab see the Recent and Ongoing Research section of this site. Successful candidates in EES are expected to conduct high-quality, independent and collaborative research, present their findings at regional and international conferences, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and assist in teaching. Research mentorship and academic resources will be provided to help the candidates achieve these aims, as well as a competitive stipend and tuition waiver. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and the University of Rochester is committed to creating a diverse workplace and and inclusive community.

UR is a wonderful place to study and Rochester a unique place to live. UR consistently ranks amongst the nation’s top research institutions while maintaining a small-school feel and a study body under 10,000 (~3,4000 full-time graduate students). UR is located in the heart of Rochester for those that enjoy the entertainment, food, and fantastic sites of the city. For outdoor enthusiasts, Monroe County is home to over 20 county parks and the Genesee River and Lake Ontario are minutes away. Letchworth State Park, the Finger Lakes, and Bristol Mountain are all located within an hour of campus and Niagara Falls is just 1.5 hours away!