Doctor of Philosophy - Radiochemistry

About

Radiochemistry encompasses chemical and nuclear properties of radioelements and isotopes. The UNLV Radiochemistry Ph.D. Program is a student-driven research intensive program stressing fundamental aspects of radiochemistry science. The curriculum and research provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of radiochemistry topics and experiences. Student opportunities in research and education are expanded through interactions with national and international collaborators. Program graduates have the necessary skill set to secure employment and participate in radiochemistry research and related activities.

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  • Post-Bachelor’s Track
  • Post-Masters Track

Accreditation

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Learning Outcomes

Technical Components
Thesis Committees assess the technical competency of students based on performance in programmatic courses identified as appropriate to the student, as well as performance in a research setting.
Communication Skills
Students are further evaluated on performance in seminars, prospectus, oral and written thesis, defense, presentations, and publications.
Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills
Assessed by the Thesis Committee and others who evaluate student performance on seminars, prospectus, oral and written reports, publication reviews, papers presented and/or submitted, and thesis.
Expertise in Radiochemistry
Thesis presentation, written, and oral. Assessed by Thesis Committee.

Career Possibilities

A Ph.D. degree, the terminal degree in the field of radiochemistry, provides a wide variety of career opportunities performing forefront research in areas as diverse as radiochemistry, nuclear chemistry, materials research, renewable energy studies, nuclear forensics, environmental studies, and many others. Furthermore, a Ph.D. degree is generally required to obtain a university faculty position to help educate the next generation of scientists.

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Doctor of Philosophy - Radiochemistry

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Graduate Coordinator

Frederic Poineau

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry/Radiochemistry

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Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

The Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences within the School of Allied Health Sciences provides a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of health physics and medical physics; nuclear medicine; comprehensive medical imaging; radiochemistry; and radiography.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry, the “central science,” deals with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, especially in chemical reaction. The curriculum meets the needs of students intending to pursue advanced training in the sciences, medicine, and other professional and technical fields.

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The School of Integrated Health Sciences prepares students for entry-level health-related positions and further graduate or professional studies with classroom instruction, laboratory/clinical practice, research, and mentoring.

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The College of Sciences provides students a solid foundation in natural, physical, and mathematical sciences for a successful career in the sciences and other professional programs.

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