Study the chemistry of lakes

A sunset on Lake Superior from the R/V Blue Heron

Students conducting research at LLO can earn a 2-year M.S. degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. More information and links to course lists, degree requirements, and application deadlines can be found on the department's graduate program page.

Potential advisors at LLO include:

Past/ongoing projects include:

  • Evaluating microplastic abundance and composition in Lake Superior's surface water and sediments
  • Measuring caffeine, a tracer of untreated wastewater, in Lake Superior