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Postgraduate Study Opportunities for 2017

Opportunities in the Nanotechnology Sustainability Group (3 Positions)

Risk estimation for mixtures using modelling techniques based on substance flow analysis

One position (1 MSc)

In a rapidly emerging research field and particularly related to risk estimation of chemicals are largely unknown and/or may require lengthy testing periods. Hence, use of modelling techniques is one way to derive science-evidence based evaluation on their potential effects and exposure in the aquatic systems. In the group, models and simulation studies are carried out to aid understand and estimate the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials in the aquatic systems. Qualifying candidates with strong mathematical background in fields of applied mathematics, engineering or physical sciences are encouraged to apply. Candidates for the Master degree are expected to have completed an Honours degree. Candidates with modelling and simulation skills/experience will have a distinctive advantage.

 

Environmental fate and behaviour modelling of engineered nanomaterials in aquatic systems

1 Position (1 PhD)

Fate and behaviour of nanomaterials controls their final sink in the environmental systems. Herein, we seek to use models to characterize the fate of ENMs in the environmental systems. Due to the dynamic nature of the engineered nanomaterials in aquatic systems; spatial and temporal aspects will be considered. Both the inherent physico-chemical properties and the environmental conditions will be among the parameters for the models to be developed. Candidates with strong chemistry (e.g. computational or physical chemistry at Masters) background will be an added advantage.

Modelling the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials in aquatic systems

1 Position (Post Doc)

We have a position for a postdoc on “Modelling the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials in aquatic systems”.

Interested candidates are requested to contact the Prof N Musee for discussions ([email protected] or +27 12 420 2048). Sent your full CV. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed.


For MSc and PhDs candidates are advised to sent their applications to Prof N Musee via email. The deadline for the applications is 15 January 2017. Provide a clear motivation for your field area of interest. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed. 

 


Institute of Applied Materials

There are currently vacant postgraduate research opportunities available in our group.  For more information on current projects with bursary opportunities in the Institute and sub-groups, click here.  Please contact the group leader for more information.
 

Carbon materials and Product design group

2 Sponsored Positions.
Qualifying students can enroll for a Masters or PhD in the fields of Carbon Materials, Pyrotechnics, Polymer Science and Product Design.
For more details, please contact Prof WW Focke.

 

Polymer materials group

1 Sponsored Position.
Qualifying students can enroll for a Masters or PhD in the fields of Polymer Material Science, Bio and Nano Materials Development and Polymer Additives Technology
For more details, please contact Prof WW Focke.

 

1 Sponsored Position.
Qualifying students can enroll for a PhD in the fields of Polymer Material Science, Nano Materials Development, Polymer Additives Technology and Heterogeneous Catalysts. Research focus will be on Layered Double Hydroxide synthesis, modification and application.

Post Doc positions are also available.
For more details, please contact Dr Johan Labuschagne.

 

 

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