Institution for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovations offers 6-24 month Scholarship at Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic
Study Subject(s):Environmental sciences or biology
Scholarship Provider: Technical University of Libere
Scholarship can be taken at: Czech Republic
Candidates must possess a M.Sc./Diploma in environmental sciences or biology. Good knowledge of microbiology, biochemistry, and advanced skills in biostatistics is advantageous.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: The Technical University of Liberec (TUL) is a dynamic university of medium size that joins forms of technical and scientific education. TUL is perfect for students who are looking for the high-quality education in a pleasant mountain environment. The university is proud of its wide social, cultural and sports background. Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation (CxI) is newly established multidisciplinary research center connecting research groups of numerous biotechnological, chemical and technical fields with major players in industry and environmental companies. The project aims to characterize interactions between nanoiron and natural microbial populations. Zerovalent nanoiron is predominantly used for remediation of polluted soils and groundwater; however its application on eutrophic waters has not been thoroughly studied yet. Nanoiron can act as a powerful green scavenger of free bioavailable phosphates. Moreover, it has a direct effect on cyanobacteria or algae. Before an environmental clean-up application the nanoparticulate material must be carefully studied and characterized.