Opportunities

Production and upgrading of tyre derived oil for production of fuel for fuel blending

An exciting master’s research opportunity is available under the supervision of Prof Cara Schwarz. The proposed candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (or equivalent) and have excellent spoken and written communications skills. Laboratory experience is preferred but not required, however the candidate should be prepared to spend a significant amount of time during the project conducting bench and pilot plant scale experiments.

The full advert and application details is attached below.

Contact information: Prof Cara Schwarz

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Remediation of Mining Waste

Multiple master’s and PhD research opportunities are available under the supervision of Dr Margreth Tadie, in various research areas.

The full advert and application details is attached below.

Contact information: Dr Margreth Tadie

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An opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher focused on the experimental optimization of pyrolysis processes for the conversion of plant biomasses, waste plastics and waste tyres into fuels, chemicals, biochar and activated carbon, is currently available.

The fellowship will be undertaken under the leadership of Prof Johann Görgens, within the href=”https://process.sun.ac.za/research/bioresource-engineering/”>Bioresource Engineering research group.

The full advert and application details is attached below.

Contact information: Prof JF Görgens
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Prof Johann Görgens has a funded PhD opportunity available within the Bioresource Engineering research group, with a focus on optimisation and scale-up of anaerobic digestion for the production of biogas from piggery wastes.

Refer to the attached document for project details and eligibility criteria. The Department’s minimum admission criteria also has to be met to be considered for the project, as explained here (read under the PhD Programme and Minimum Requirements tab). The formal admission process also has to be followed, as explained under the Application Procedure tab.

Contact information: Prof JF Görgens
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Master’s and PhD positions are available within the Bioresource engineering research group under supervision of Prof Johann Görgens. Find attached a document with the full description of the positions available, minimum requirements, and application procedure. The departmental application form is also attached.

Contact information: Prof JF Görgens
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Prof Cara Schwarz has funded postgraduate opportunities available in thermodynamics of non-ideal systems at supercritical conditions. Candidates should be able to assume positions from January 2021. Funding is available depending on student profile, at the discretion of the researcher. Refer to attached documents for details.

Contact information: Prof CE Schwarz
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