Research Opportunities

The following pages contain information on research opportunities within the Geophysical Institute's Research Programs and Facilities for undergraduate and graduate students within the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Not all areas or units have opportunities open.

Atmospheric Sciences

Main page
List of research areas: Atmospheric Chemistry, Cloud & Aerosol Physics, Arctic Facility for Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Lidar Research Laboratory.

Remote Sensing

Main page & List of Courses by Department
This group has Postdoctoral researchers and a robust group of students within both the Masters and PhD programs. The Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing group researches: Geologic Remote Sensing, Lake and Sea Ice, Planetary Science, Terrestrial Ecology, and Volcanology.
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Prospective Graduate Students and Postdocs

Student assistantships are available each year in seismology and geodesy. We seek students interested in applying the computational tools of geophysics to issues in tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes in Alaska and abroad. These research assistantships provide tuition and a competitive stipend, as well as travel to conferences and field work. Because of the unique experiences available in earthquake and volcano studies in Alaska, our program is quite competitive. We support both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs available through the Department of Geology and Geophysics. [ read more ]