PhD in Chemistry: Radiochemistry

Our Radiochemistry program prepares students to join in the strong local and national market for experts with advanced training in the general area of nuclear and radiological sciences. The increasing importance of nuclear energy production, nuclear forensics, medical diagnostics based on radiological methods and the ever-increasing problem of nuclear waste legacy ensure a strong and increasing demand for PhD graduates who will manage the research and operational facilities in academia, government and nuclear industry.

NRC Nuclear Research Fellowship

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is offering an outstanding Ph.D. graduate students and Ph.D. applicants with interests nuclear chemistry to obtain research assistantship support from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Students who accept this fellowship are obligated to sign the NRC fellowship program service agreement that requires 6 months of nuclear-related employment per year of NRC support with a Federal or State Agency, a DOE lab, or company.

For details:

  • Prerequisites
    • Must be a full-time graduate student status OR complete FIU application to the Radiochemistry Ph.D. track processed through University Graduate School (for incoming
    • students) 2)
    • Graduate GPA of ≥ 3.3
    • US Citizenship
  • How to apply

    Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2022

    Current students

    Submit items 1-4 as one package:

    1. Personal statement of research interests (for incoming students) or 1-2 page description of research project and progress and its program relevance (for current Ph.D. graduate students)
    2. Current Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (unofficial)
    3. CV/Resume including Publication/Presentation List
    4. Latest Annual Progress Evaluation and Mentoring Form (if applicable)
    5. Three confidential letters of recommendation to the address (or email):

    Ph.D applicants:

    Ask your graduate program director to forward your complete Ph.D. application file via mail or email:

    Dr. Konstantinos Kavallieratos
    FIU-NRC Nuclear Fellowships Program Director
    Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CP 326
    11200 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33199-0001
    Phone: 305-348-6034