Dating mud using organic compounds

.We are looking for an undergradaute student in Earth and Environmental Sciences to carry out a study in the Organic Geochemistry Laboratory . This project involves the extraction, separation, and characterization of molecular fossils in Holocene clays from the Mississippi Delta. The overall goal of this project is to 14C date individual lipids for a better age estimation of clastic sediments. Credit in organic chemistry will be favored, but is not a requirement. This project can be conducted as part of an independent study (EaES 396). The schedule is flexible.

For more information contact Fabien Kenig.