What do we do?
Our research integrates concepts from geochemistry, microbiology, and hydrogeology to answer questions related to water, energy, and the environment. As an example, our work in the High Plains aquifer system considers questions such as:
Presentation on Kirk Lab research - September 2019
For more information about our research, please check out the video below. This presentation focuses on our anaerobic microbiology research. However, it also provides an overview of current projects (as of 2019) and describes motivation and potential applications of our research.
Interested in joining us?
Postdocs and students who are interested in joining our research group should contact Matthew Kirk to discuss qualifications and research interests.
Geology students can apply to do graduate research in our group at the MS level. Application instructions are provided here on the Geology Department website. Please contact Matthew Kirk before applying, however, to discuss potential projects and funding.
Undergraduate research experiences are incredibly valuable. The experiences gained can provide a huge boost to academic and professional development. When funding is available, undergraduate students may also be compensated to some extent for their time and effort. A list of some of the funding opportunities available through the K-State College of Arts and Sciences is available here.
For recent news and events, check out the K-State Department of Geology website and also Matthew Kirk's twitter account.
Kansas State University, Department of Geology
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