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The use of nano zerovalent Fe for soil remediation - geochemical and toxicological approach

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    Prof Michael Komárek
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    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Besides other fields, engineered nanoparticles are becoming perspective materials in environmental management, either through prevention or treatment and remediation of contaminated sites. The combined use of nanotechnologies and biotechnologies for soil remediation is an emerging and environmentally friendly method with significant scientific and economic potential. The aim of the proposed project is to comprehensively investigate the use of nanoscale zerovalent iron for soil remediation from all perspectives, i.e., starting at the laboratory scale and moving to the field using complex geochemical, hydropedological, reactive-transport modeling and biological approaches.

The Environmental and Isotope Geochemistry Group, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, CULS Prague opens PhD positions starting in October 2020.

- Diploma in a relevant discipline (e.g., chemistry, soil science, biology, geochemistry)
- Solid analytical background
- Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team

Note that this is just a pre-selection. The selected candidate will be invited to submit official application to the Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

Funding Notes

The PhD project is supported by external grants of the supervisor.
Within the 4 years study period, the PhD students will be rewarded with 17000 - 23000 CZK/month net (680 - 920 EUR), which is sufficient for living in the Czech Republic. The total salary consists of scholarship (fixed) and participation in projects, internal grants, and bonuses (flexible).

Required documents for the application (send to [Email Address Removed]):
- CV
- Motivation letter
- Academic letter of recommendation (by your supervisor)
- Diploma + Diploma supplement (Transcript of records)

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