Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Chemical Engineering

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 27 June 2019

Closing date Thursday 22 August 2019

Interview date Tuesday 10 September 2019

Reference SS6868


An exciting position has arisen to work as a Research Associate on a two tear fixed term position in Photocatalytic Reactor Design

The accumulation, in the environment and human food supply chain, of organic micropollutants, drugs, hormones or endocrine disruptors, represents today one of the biggest challenges to public health and the environment in the EU and elsewhere. Legacy technology comprising the majority of water treatment plants in developed countries cannot remove micropollutants. Photocatalysis is considered the leading technology to treat micropollutants, but suffers from a twin-set of limitations that have hindered more widespread adoption so far: Photocatalytic nanoparticles slurries can effectively degrade micropollutants but require costly downstream retention of the particles to avoid their leaching into the environment. Immobilised photocatalysts, on the other hand, have significantly lower activity due to lower contact area and higher light scattering. 

This post-doctoral position is provided as part of FoAMM, a 5-year EPSRC Established Career Fellow in Water Engineering awarded to Prof Davide Mattia. As part of this large project, you will address these twin challenges by focusing on the design of photocatalytic reactors optimised to work with the novel photocatalytic foams being developed in our lab. You will be part of a growing team of 5 researchers with complementary expertise in materials, chemistry and photocatalysis. 

This is a fixed term position with an expected duration of two years.

For inquiries please contact Prof Davide Mattia, phone: +44(0)1225-383961, email:

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The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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