Post-doctoral position: MSCA postdoc position: Synthesis of multifunctional sorbent microspheres ...

April 24 2017
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VITO is a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today.

A team of approximately 700 enthusiastic employees works on innovative research programmes within our 5 themes Energy, Chemistry, Materials, Landuse and Health. By doing this, they are contributing to the achievement of sustainable technological solutions in projects for clients (industry and governments).

If you would like to join and strengthen our VITO team as a researcher please consult our PhD/ Postdoc position currently available.

As a leading European independent research and consultancy centre in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, VITO's view on the materials challenge starts from a value chain perspective and aims at transforming complex waste materials into value added products. VITO develops technologies for separation, recovery and residue conversion with a specific focus on loop closure, recovery of valuable materials and upcycling of mineral matrices, the so-called Zero Waste concept.


One of the research lines for the recovery of valuable materials is the development and design of innovative sorbents for the recovery of valuable and critical raw materials. We mainly focus on shaping uniform particles and microspheres with a controlled porosity and material composition. To this end, we are continuously developing new technologies and processes. Of these, flow micro reactors or droplet jetting are of particular interest as they can generate a large variety of shape and compositions by using the right process conditions and chemicals. This way core-shell microspheres could be designed combining various functionalities to improve their performance.


We are looking for candidates with a proven track record with particle synthesis using micro-reactors or other continuous processes. Also experience with sol-gel chemistry is considered an asset.


This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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