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Bioprocess laboratory is seeking for a motivated PhD student in the area of Bioprocess Technology/Engineering of biofuels. The Bioprocess laboratory is committed for interdisciplinary research based on bio-based science together with chemical technology or engineering.

We are focusing on alternative energy sources to replace fossil/oil-based materials by renewable biomaterials from biomass. Objective of project is to economically produce sustainable biofuels (especially biobutanol) for their commercial application.
Biobutanol is 4 carbon alcohol fuel that overcomes several hindrances that have been observed with bioethanol. The main challenge in economic biobutanol production is the use of lignocellulosic biomass, for its production.

Required Eligibility 

Masters degree in biochemical technology/ bioprocess, chemical technology, bioengineering or equivalent degree in biotechnology.

Desirable – Applicats with good publication record will be preferred. As PhD students take part in laboratory teaching communication skills with students are needed.

Please contact: Sandip Bankar, Assistant Professor,, for further information regarding the position.

Please apply through our electronic recruitment system (link below). Applications should be sent no later than July 22, 2016.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  1. Detailed CV,
  2. Letter of motivation,
  3. Research plan (3-5 A4 size pages) and
  4. Official transcript of study records
  5. References

All academic documents should be submitted in English and PDF format.

The candidates must fulfill the admission requirements for the Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology. The candidate is expected to apply for and to be granted a right to pursue PhD studies at Aalto University in the next application cycle in the fall of 2016.

More information Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology:

The candidate materials will not be returned. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the candidates period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Type Doctoral positions
Subject biochemical technology, bioprocess, chemical technology, bioengineering, biotechnology
Contact Sandip Bankar, Assistant Professor,,

Closing date July 22, 2016

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