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PhD in Sustainable Polymers and Chemical Recycling
Clemson University

Date Posted Mar. 6, 2023
Title PhD in Sustainable Polymers and Chemical Recycling
University Clemson University
Clemson, SC, United States
Department Food Nutrition and Packaging Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2023
  • Graduate Student
  • Textile Sciences
    Physics - General
    Chemistry - General

PhD position available in the design of sustainable polymers, chemical recycling methods, and/or modeling techniques for AI aimed at discoverying new polymer and chemical recycling designs.  Successful candidates will have a background in material science, chemistry, physics, or mathematics with a strong desire to complete research toward new polymer designs to address the crisis of plasic waste.  Research will include wet laboratory techniques and testing for thermal and mechanical properties of newly synthesized samples. An opportunity also includes designing new packaging materials for compostibility using a laboratory-based respirometer.  

For more information, please email James Sternberg at

  • Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.  Email for more information. 

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  • James Sternberg
    Food Nutrition and Packaging Science
    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC


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