Prospective Group Members

Current Graduate Students

We have projects available for graduate theses in the areas of nuclear forensics, nuclear reactions, heavy element decay properties, and the chemical properties of the transactinides.  If you are a current graduate student in chemistry, physics, or nuclear engineering then contact Prof. Folden to arrange an appointment to discuss your interests and how they fit into our research program.

Prospective Graduate Students

If you will become a graduate student in the near year and are interested in our research, then feel free to contact Prof. Folden as well. However, you will still need to apply to one of the academic departments, and more information can be found at these links:

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept graduate students into our program based on email inquiries.

Undergraduate Students

If you are an undergraduate student interested in working with us, then please contact Prof. Folden and arrange an appointment to discuss your interests and how this fits into our research program.  Undergraduate students are not paid, but we can work with you to help you earn credit for your work.  You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be committed to the project.
  • Have completed at least two years of a major in physical science, engineering, or a related field, and be at least a third-year student.
  • Commit to spending at least nine hours per week on research.
  • Be co-enrolled in your department’s undergraduate research course for at least three hours of credit.  The course number is typically 491.