Prospective Students


Undergraduates are almost always welcome to pursue undergraduate research in our laboratory. A strong background in science and mathematics, analytical and writing skills, the ability to work in a team, a willingness to work hard, and enthusiasm are required. The ability to take a joke and have some fun certainly helps, too. In general, undergraduate students are paired with a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar as a mentor, generally in field and laboratory projects. Depending on funding status and time of year, students generally receive academic credit or pay for their work. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact the group!


Our group welcomes applications from highly motivated students interested in pursuing either a MS or PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering or in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a research focus on atmospheric chemistry and air quality. Successful applicants may come from a variety of academic disciplines, but should have a strong foundation in the sciences and mathematics. Outstanding analytical and writing skills also are important. Most important are strong interpersonal skills, a willingness to work hard in a team setting, and enthusiasm for learning new material. Details about applying to the Masters or Ph.D. programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University are available here. Those for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are available here

Rob Griffin
Sr. Associate Dean, School of Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Rice University 
6100 Main Street
MS 364
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-2093 
Office: 1012 Duncan Hall
Email: rob.griffin 'at'