This is an exciting opportunity to join the School of Engineering as a Research Assistant / Associate in Process Intensification and Catalysis for Bio refining.
- You will join a 5M€ Horizon 2020 Bio Based Industries project entitled “Bio SPRINT – Bio refining of Sugars via Process Intensification”.
- The project brings together a consortium of 13 academic and industrial partners across Europe.
- The overall aim of the project is to develop Process Intensification (PI) technologies for bio refining applications to purify and convert carbohydrate-rich side streams from bio refining, and pulp and paper processes, into bio renewable resins.
- You will primarily focus on developing heterogeneous catalysts and hybrid extractive-reaction processes for intensified and selective conversion and separation of sugars into furan-based monomers but contribution to other processes related to the project such as purification steps will be expected
- You will primarily focus on developing heterogenous catalysts and hybrid extractive-reaction processes for intensified and selective conversion and separation of sugars into furan-based monomers but contribution to other processes related to the project such as purification steps will be expected
- You will benefit from significant interaction with various academic and industrial partners in the project consortium, and access to funding to attend consortium meetings and international conferences.
- There will also be opportunities for joint supervision of UG and PGR student projects.
- This position is hosted by the Process Intensification Group, with ~70 active researchers, the largest of its type in the world, working on several process intensification technologies and areas related to sustainable processing, biofuels, CO2 capture and valorisation, among other applications.
- The position is available immediately and tenable for 44 months or until project end date, whichever is soonest.
- PhD award (or close to submission) in Chemical or Process Engineering, or Chemistry, preferably in the areas of heterogeneous catalysis, reaction engineering, process intensification or bio refining, or a closely related discipline;
- A minimum of a 2nd Class:1st Division Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Chemical or Process Engineering, or Chemistry or a closely related field.
- For information on the Bio SPRINT project, please follow this link: https://www.biosprint-project.eu
- Infromal enquiries can be submitted to Dr Fernando Russo Abegão (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Kamelia Boodhoo (Kamelia.email@example.com)
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