PhD Student

Last application date
Oct 01, 2020 17:08
Department
LA24 - Department of Green Chemistry and Technology
Employment category
Doctoral fellow
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
Master’s degree in Bioscience, Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, or a discipline that is declared admissible by the selection committee, or an equivalent degree.
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

The Particle and Interfacial Technology group (PaInT) is searching for a talented PhD student, who will work on an EU project “Strategy for the implementation of circular fertilizer value chains in rural communities”, which will kick off on January 1st, 2021. The selected PhD student will work on the recovery of nutrients from agricultural streams by electrodialysis (ED), including optimization of the pretreatment, ED operational parameters, membrane fouling and characterization, and economic analysis. The PaInT group focuses on physicochemical water treatment processes, among which membrane filtration. We offer a diverse research group, having both an extended academic and industrial network. PaInT is also embedded in the Capture Consortium, focusing on resource recovery from various waste streams (https://capture-resources.be/).

Profile of the candidate

We are searching for a highly motivated candidate willing to obtain a PhD. The research will take place in an academic setting.

  • The PhD student should hold a Master’s degree in Bioscience, Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, or a discipline that is declared admissible by the selection committee, or an equivalent degree.
  • Prior knowledge of relevant membrane processes (electrodialysis, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, membrane distillation, forward osmosis) is highly desired.
  • Authorship/co-authorship of scientific articles indexed in Scopus is highly desired. 
  • Prior knowledge and/or interest in surface chemistry, polymer chemistry, modeling, or transport phenomena is a plus.
  • Fluency in English is required, both for oral and written communication

How to apply

Send a copy of your degree, CV and motivation letter to . Please include the contact details of your master thesis promoter(s) and former employers (if relevant). Selected candidates will be invited for an online interview and a test.