|■||Fondazione Oronzio e Niccolo De Nora post-doctoral fellowships in applied electrochemistry.
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|■||FCT, the Portuguese Science Foundation, has issued a call for applications for research fellowships. These are similar to UK EPSRC
5-year fellowships and are intended for candidates with a minimum of 3 years' research experience after their PhD. Awards are very competitive and will be made at three levels: starting, development and consolidation, depending on seniority. More information can be found at: http://www.fct.pt/apoios/contratacaodoutorados/investigador-fct/2014/index.phtml.en
Centre for Thoretical and Computational Physics (CFTC) at Lisbon University: http://cftc.cii.fc.ul.pt
It covers a broad spectrum of topics in the theory (and, increasingly, simulation) of soft condensed matter. Currently our focus is on the statics and dynamics of colloids and liquid crystals in external fields and/or at textured surfaces. It has also applied to become a doctoral training centre (result pending), together with two other Portuguese, two Brazilian, one UK university (Cambridge) and one Continental European (ETH Zuerich) university. [16/3/2014]
|■||Postdoc candidate who has strong organic/polymer chemistry background. He/she will be responsible for polymerization of lactic acid into PLA (see details below and attachment).
WP II - Polymerization of lactic acid into polylactic acid (conducted by Dr. Walid Daoud from CityU and Dr. Cheuk from PolyU)
After obtaining the lactic acid produced by fermentation, the polymer polylactic acid is formed via the cyclic intermediate dimer (lactide), through a ring opening process.  In order to produce a high molecular weight polymer, a cyclic intermediate dimer, lactide was first formed by removing water under milder conditions. By ring-opening polymerization of the cyclic lactide, a high molecular weight PLA can be obtained. To reach the purpose of producing PLA in a greener manner, other catalysts would also be investigated to study whether tin-based catalyst can be replaced.
The project will last for 24 months starting at the end of March.
Preferably, he/she should be able to start the job around May-June.
Professor Carol S.K. Lin
G5711 Green Zone, School of Energy and Environment,
City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone no.: (852) 3442-7497
Fax no.: (852) 3442-0688
Position: Postdoc in Joint UW and WUT International PhD Programme titled "Towards Advanced Functional Materials and Novel Devices".
Position starts on: 01.01.2014