The University of Georgia (UGA), established in 1785, is a public land-grant and sea-grant university located in Athens, Georgia. It is the oldest state-chartered institution in the United States, and currently enrolls more than 34,000 students across 17 Schools and Colleges.
Ranked among the top 20 public institutions by U.S. News and World Report, UGA is an R1, research-intensive university that prides itself on providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate education and cutting-edge research programs.
Interdisciplinary curricula and research programs are key distinctions offered by the University of Georgia. The College of Engineering adopts an interdisciplinary approach by using a flexible curriculum that provides students with diverse technical skills for careers that directly engage in critical issues and grand challenges facing global society.
Within the College of Engineering, the Rotavera Group is aligned with the Secure, Resilient and Sustainable Systems research cluster and focuses on issues related to sustainable transportation energy in the form of liquid biofuels.
Within the Department of Chemistry, the Rotavera group aligns with the Physical Chemistry and Environmental/Atmospheric Chemistry research areas.
Prospective doctoral students must be admitted into the Ph.D. program in either the Department of Chemistry or the College of Engineering, the latter of which is organized without departmental boundaries to promote advanced studies at the interface of multiple disciplines. Masters degree programs are also administered in both the Department of Chemistry and in the College of Engineering, and prospective Masters students must satisfy the admission requirements for the respective program of interest.
Previous research experience is required and a strong fundamental background, evidenced by course grades and research activity (where applicable), is critically important. Mentoring experience in some capacity, e.g. outreach, is desired.
Application deadlines depend on the starting semester. For international applicants, refer to the UGA Graduate School requirements for admittance. Additional application information: Department of Chemistry, College of Engineering.
Upon admission, contact Professor Rotavera with a CV and an essay explaining the interest in the position and a statement of goals (limit to 2 pages).