Environmental Chemistry

The Environmental Chemistry program examines the interactions of pollutants with air, water, and soil, and their exposures to humans and wildlife. The curriculum emphasizes the processes that control chemical behavior, transport, and fate as a function of environmental factors and chemical properties.

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Why Minnesota?

  • Facilities: You will have access to the vast intellectual and technical resources available at the U of M, including state-of-the-art Environmental Chemistry laboratory.
  • Location: Minnesota offers an abundance of natural resources and lakes, rivers, and streams for aquatic research.
  • Collaborative: Multidisciplinary research opportunities exist across the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, and state agencies.
  • Research leaders: The environmental chemistry laboratory participates in a large multiagency effort that is developing a model for use in the Great Lakes that describes toxic chemical behavior. Additional projects concentrate on the relative roles of atmospheric versus nonatmospheric sources of chemicals to the Great Lakes and the state of Minnesota, to aid in the management and regulation of the ecosystem.

Application Deadline

Scholarship Consideration Deadline: December 1
Final Deadline: June 15

Contact Us

Program Coordinator
Khosi Nkosi
612-625-0622
nkosi001@umn.edu


“Often what makes a chemical great for industry, makes it not so great for the environment,” says environmental chemist and School of Public Health Associate Professor Matt Simcik.
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