Most students in our group work towards Ph.D. degrees in Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES). Often, students in our program also earn M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) by completing sufficient course work in that department. We occasionally host Ph.D. students from MSE as well. Students, postdocs, and research associates in our group come to Stanford with varying backgrounds and interests, including geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, materials science, chemistry, and applied physics.
Students in our program usually take a number of courses in the Earth sciences, as well as courses in physical chemistry and/or materials science. Please contact us with questions about recommended courses and degree programs.