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Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry

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    30/10/2018 13:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Manuel Sánchez Polo, from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23).  

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The Carbon Materials research group carries out its activities at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Granada. With a team of 15 people and 80 research projects done or in development, it possesses a wide research experience in the fields of porous materials and heterogeneus catalysis, with special dedication concerning environment.  My research background is focused on the chemistry of solid surfaces and interfaces, carbon materials as adsorbents and enviromental remediation of waters using different advanced oxidation processes. I have published more than 100 articles in international journals and conferences and several book chapters (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7802-6505) related to the use of integrated technologies based on carbon materials for water decontamination.

Project description

This project aims to develop new nanomaterials with direct application in desalination processes and water treatment. This project aims to acquire new knowledge,  in the use of nanostructured materials for application in new technologies for water desalination (Direct Osmosis) and water treatment (Advanced Oxidation Process). Direct Osmosis (OD) has emerged as a potential technology to produce water  cleanly and can contribute to reducing the problems of water scarcity, energy resources and climate change. However, it requires to face the technological challenge of advancing the development of effective solutions drag. Furthermore, the advanced oxidation methods (PAO) and, specifically, heterogeneous photocatalysis and Weat Air Oxidation, are considered processes with an enormous potential for the treatment of waters from different origins, seeking to achieve high degrees of mineralization of organic pollutants and oxidation of inorganic compounds. In particular, heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO2 nanoparticles has moved in this direction and have obtained commercial products. The main lines of research that we will carry out in the project are: i) Study of the synthesis of different nanostructured products at laboratory scale and synthesis routes for scaling the product. Characterization of nanomaterials. ii) Study of the macroscopic properties of nanomaterials obtained for use in desalination and water treatment processes (adsorption, PAOs, CWAO).

Research Area

  • Environmental Sciences and Chemistry (ENV-CHE)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Manuel Sánchez Polo (mansanch@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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