Graduate Student Opportunity

The Mineral Physics Research Group at the Department of Geological Sciences, the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applications for graduate student positions in the Jackson School of Geosciences. Our mineral physics research focuses on solving outstanding scientific questions using cutting-edge techniques including synchrotron X-ray and time-resolved laser spectroscopies coupled with high-pressure diamond anvil cells. Our ongoing research aims to investigate the elasticity of the mantle, transport properties of the core and geodynamo, deep carbon and water storage, and geophysical and geochemical consequences of the spin transition in the mantle. Many of our research projects involve interdisciplinary and international collaborations in geophysics, geodynamics, geochemistry, physics and material science.

The Jackson School of Geosciences offers very competitive scholarship supports to successful graduate students during their studies. Information about our programs is available at www.jsg.utexas.edu/education/graduate/ and https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/lin/.

Please contact Dr. Jung-Fu “Afu” Lin at afu@jsg.utexas.edu for further details.

ps, For Fall 2021 admission, GRE scores are waived (not required).


Undergraduate Student Research Opportunity

The mineral physics lab at the Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences is seeking motivated undergraduate students to work on a number of interesting research projects. The research will be supported by a number of internal and external grants. In particular, Dr. Lin has active NSF Geophysics funding to provide supports to these research activities. These projects generally involve conducting high pressure-temperature experiments in the diamond anvil cell in the mineral physics lab and synchrotron radiation centers. Supports are also provided to encourage students to attend international workshops and meetings relevant to their research. Research for undergraduate students is also generously funded by NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.