PhD Research Studentship in Natural Fibre Bio-composite, Brunel University, UK
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Candidates are welcome to apply for a PhD studentship in a 3-year project – “Novel Bio-Composites Based on Whole Utilisation of Wheat Straw” funded by DEFRA and HGCA.
Candidates should have at lease 2i (UK grade or equivalent) or MSc in Materials Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Research experience/knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage:
Materials from renewable resources (e.g. biopolymers/cellulose/starch etc.);
Fibre reinforced polymer/biopolymer composites;
Polymeric materials processing technologies (e.g. extrusion/compounding/moulding);
Characterisations of materials (e.g. thermal, mechanical and chemical properties);
Chemical/physical modification of materials.
A Full CV and a covering letter should be sent to Professor Jim Song ([email protected]) before 15th July.