S2UPPlant is a NERC-funded interdisciplinary research project which aims to produce and characterise new compostable materials from natural feedstocks, with the highest potential for industrial scale-up and a rigorous assessment of their environmental and economic impact and changes required for widespread adoption. The outcomes will be an improved scientific understanding of naturally derived plastics and a suite of prototype materials suitable for emerging markets in compostable films and fibres.
A position is avalable in the area of Environmental and Economic Impact of Natural Plastic Feedstocks (18 months): exploring the scale-up of these materials to displace existing fossil fuel derived plastics by environmental and economic impacts. Dr Jonathan Cullen (Resource Efficiency Collective, Department of Engineering).
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Joanna Wakeling at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which role you are interested in.
Deadline 25 July 2021