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PhD Positions in construction materials, inorganic-organic nanocomposite, polymer materials, at MST
Missouri University of Science and Technology


Date Posted Sep. 10, 2018
Title PhD Positions in construction materials, inorganic-organic nanocomposite, polymer materials, at MST
University Missouri University of Science and Technology
Department Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
  • Rolla, MO
    United States
 
  • Graduate Student
  • Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Nanotechnology
    Natural Sciences
    Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences
    Geology - Geochemistry
    Earth Sciences
    Chemistry - Physical
    Chemistry - Organic
    Chemistry - Inorganic
 
 

The interdisciplinary research group led by Prof. Okoronkwo in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST), is seeking highly motivated students with strong research interests to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the areas of construction materials, polymer and nanocomposites, functional materials, inorganic electride, and microporous materials. The expected starting time is Spring Semester 2019. Tuition will be covered, and a competitive stipend will be provided.
Special emphasis is placed on recruiting talented, self-motivated candidates with a solid background in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, polymer synthesis, condensed/soft matter, or civil engineering. Experience in programming and simulations techniques is recommended but not mandatory.
The specific areas of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Advance polymeric admixtures for cementitious systems
  • Functional materials for waste immobilization, and CO2-capture/conversion
  • Microstructure development and phase balance in cementitious systems
  • Inorganic electride for energy harvesting and storage
  • Rheology of cementitious materials and complex fluids
  • Smart chemical admixture release in cementitious systems

Candidate with the following qualifications or attributes are strongly encouraged to apply: (a) a B.S. or M.S. degree from a reputable university in a related thematic area and an interest in pursuing a research career, (b) a fundamental understanding of material science, thermodynamics, and inorganic chemistry, and © an interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment. Applicants with relevant experience will be given special preference. The successful candidates will be expected to take personal initiative to structure tasks to meet project goals, network and communicate with other partners involved in the project, mentor undergraduate students, author innovative/impactful publications, and report results at international conferences.

The successful candidate will join the Chemical Engineering program within the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. The department occupies the 68,000 square foot state-of-the-art Bertelsmeyer Hall. Missouri University of Science and Technology is located in Rolla, Missouri. Rolla is roughly 1.5 hours southwest of St. Louis.

Interested students should email Monday Okoronkwo at okoronkwom@mst.edu with a resume as well as a brief personal statement outlining research interests and motivations, and contact information for three referees in support of your application (as PDF files). Recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled.

Contact:
Prof. Okoronkwo (okoronkwom@mst.edu)
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
110 D Bertelsmeyer Hall, 1101 N State Street, Rolla, MO 65409, USA


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Prof. Okoronkwo
    Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    110 D Bertelsmeyer Hall
    1101 N State Street
    Rolla, MO 65409
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  • okoronkwom@mst.edu

 

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