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PhD Positions in Polymer Chemistry
Clemson University

Date Posted Jun. 24, 2020
Title PhD Positions in Polymer Chemistry
University Clemson University
Greenville, SC, United States
Department Materials Science or Automotive Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Chemistry - Organic

The Clemson Composites Center is actively recruiting highly motivated graduate students to perform cutting-edge research on polymer chemistry with a focus on sustainable and biobased materials synthesis and plastics recycling and upcycling for automotive, aerospace and energy applications. The aim of our research is to unravel the fundamental relationships between the chemistry, structure, and performance of sustainable and recyclable materials.

We welcome candidates from all disciplines of science and engineering, including Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering and Physics. Candidates with a strong background in polymer synthesis, organic chemistry, and chemical recycling are preferred. We work closely with research groups from leading institutions in the U.S. and national labs such as USDA.

Our group is part of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CUICAR), located in Greenville, South Carolina. CUICAR is one of the premier automotive research, innovation and educational enterprises in the country.

The position comes with a competitive stipend, tuition assistance and benefits as per the University’s policy.

Start date: Fall 2020. Only those with active GRE and TOEFL (for international applicants) are encouraged to apply.

Those interested please send your CV, transcripts, GRE and TOEFL (for international applicants) to the principal investigator, Srikanth Pilla,

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any other related questions.

PS: This solicitation applies only for PhD positions. No postdoc openings are available.

  • Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Srikanth Pilla
    Materials Science or Automotive Engineering
    Clemson University
    Greenville, SC
  • 864-283-7216


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