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Chemical Engineering/Biochemical Engineering PhD Opportunity - High-value bioactive products from fish and mussels


   School of Food and Advanced Technology

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  Prof John Bronlund, Prof Clive Davies  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Aim:  To make bioactive products (peptides) from fish processing waste, to target a range of health conditions.

Processing focus: Enzymatic reaction and membrane filtration (Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis); some drying and other operations as necessary. Optimization for reaction products and scale up.

Species of interest: Initially, hoki, mackerel, and green-lipped mussels. Long term, those fish species that would otherwise go to fishmeal or low value applications

Skills and opportunities: The project will involve significant experimental work using laboratory scale (20 mL/h) and pilot scale equipment (up to 2 m3/h). Applicants should have practical ability and experience in mathematical modelling and statistics.

Duration:  Three years.

Financial support: A tax free stipend of NZ$40,000 per year and student fees up to NZ$10,000 per year.

Location:  The project will be carried out in the Callaghan Innovation Laboratories, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Supervision and guidance:    Massey University: Prof. M Wong, Prof J Bronlund, Prof C Davies

Callaghan Innovation: Dr Owen Catchpole, Dr Peter Dyer

Applications: Applicants should provide a concise statement (maximum of 500 words on one A4 page) stating why they would like to be considered for this PhD opportunity, and a CV. Documents are to be submitted as PDF files.

Applications and supporting material should be sent by email to  Professor Clive Davies   .

The e-mail Subject identifier is: Marine Biomass PhD Application.

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