Fabien P H Kenig

    Email Address: fkenig@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Title: Professor
    Office: 2448 SES M/C 186 Phone: 7085435059
    Webpage: http://www.kenig-ogl.org/fabien-kenig.html
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry, Organic Geochemistry, Paleooceanography, Environmental Forensics.

    Life in extreme environments and planetary analogues (Antarctica), Identification of organic biosignatures in deep time Earth sediments and on other planets.

    Study of the contribution of mobile source pollutants to the urban environment.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum GPA 2.9/4.0
    Preferred majors: Earth and Environmental Sciences or Chemistry
    Juniors or Seniors preferred

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The Student is expected to gain rapid independence under the supervision of the faculty and advanced graduate students in order to perform research producing the preliminary data necessary for application to external funding sources.
    The student would work in an organic geochemistry laboratory environment, performing experiments. The student must respect all safety requirements.
    The student will use mass spectrometers independently, after training.
    The student is expected to produce an experiment report and to present his work in a poster at the UIC Research Forum.

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