The University of Girona (UdG) is heir to the so-called Estudi General which was created in 1446 by Alphonse the Magnanimous, who granted Girona the privilege of awarding degrees in grammar, rhetoric, philosophy and theology, law and medicine. UdG is then located in the historical city of Girona, at North-Est of Spain close to the France border. UdG is nowadays one outstanding economic and cultural motors of the region and it pursues a vocation of universality and openness to all cultures. With more than 15000 students, it offers around 40 degrees and 40 masters, and it has more than 20 Chairs.
In the Chemical Engineering Department, the group on Advanced Biomaterials and Nanotechnology (BIMATEC) is a newly created group with the mission and vision of generating knowledge and competences on the modification and creation of new functional materials derived from biomass (materials from nature).
The group is now opening two PhD positions in the field of functional biomaterials from nanocelluloses. We are seeking for very motivated graduated students aiming to do a PhD in field of between Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Only students from Chemical Engineering; Materials Engineering; and BioEngineering with very good grades (above 3 over 4, or 8.5 over 10) can apply. Applicants must clearly specify their academic notes (Grade Point Average).
Good skills in chemistry, materials preparation and characterization are required. The topic of the PhD is in the field of new routes for the preparation of functional biobased nanocomposites that combine optical properties and electrical conductivity. The study will also focus on the effect of chemical modification on the final electroconductive properties of the nanocomposites.
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