Postdoc in Transformation of Plastic Waste into Novel Biopolymers
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KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and HealthKTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Job descriptionThe position involves mainly polymer processing and characterization of the polymers produced within an EU-project which involves a seamless route to resolving PET plastic pollution, converting it to Eco-plastic prototypes. Conversion of unrecyclable post use PET into new, high performance bioplastics embodies the regenerative zero waste approaches found in nature, where post use materials become the ingredients for new products and with unlimited cyclical use of materials.
We will convert lower grade PET and mixed recalcitrant PET plastic waste into high performing biopolymers, through the development of a suite of technologies adaptable to the waste input. The project will combine several approaches to optimize the material circularity. It involves depolymerization processes, microbiome technology and polymer processing and the goal is to implement high sustainability in large plastic applications, such as packaging.
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Type of employment
Temporary position longer than 6 months
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According to agreement
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Last application date
11.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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