Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Forensic Track

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Admission and Degree Requirements

Graduate Pre-Application form

Graduate Application Process

The Ph.D. program emphasizes the Environmental and Biomedical Aspects of Chemistry. Recent investigations have focused on various projects in these two areas. Environmental projects include examining biogeochemistry of environmentally and biomedically important trace elements, such as mercury and arsenic; hydrocarbon speciation in ancient sediments studied by SFC extraction; studies of molecules and airborne particulates of importance to the atmosphere; photocatalytic decomposition of organophosphates; and utilizing spin trapping agents to probe for the presence of free radicals in specimens subjected to adverse conditions. Biomedical research includes synthesis of biologically important molecules in order to probe enzyme mechanism, theoretical studies of active site of protease enzymes, and dietary influence on the makeup of the macular pigment.

Degree Requirements

Make sure also to contact Dr. Alexander Mebel to be sure your file is complete at mebela@fiu.edu . A 3.0/4.0 grade point average and a degree in chemistry, biology or other science based instruction is usually required. Other requirements include acceptable GRE scores, letters of recommendation and transcripts. Non-native English speakers will also need to submit TOEFL scores. For more information on the PhD option, contact Dr. Alexander Mebel, mebela@fiu.edu. Office: CP 332, (305) 348-1945, FAX: (305)348-3772

Applying to the Ph.D. program