Do you have an environmental problem or question that could be answered through research?

Do you have an environmental problem or question that could be answered through research? Opportunities are available to collaborate with a PhD chemist, Yi Liu, with experience in developing sustainable technologies aimed at adding value to waste streams. Yi’s PhD research is about making full use of seafood processing waste, converting it into chemicals with potential in industrial and pharmaceutical fields. She would like to pursue collaborative postdoctoral research in NL in sustainable development of biomass and natural resources, for example, nutrients can be extracted from fishery waste or plants to make fertilizers, nutraceuticals or drugs. However, she is open to work in other areas of environmental importance where she can make use of her chemistry skills.

If you are interested, please contact Yi (yl5675@mun.ca) or Prof. Kerton (fkerton@mun.ca) or Niraj (Mitacs funding support on MUN campus, nshukla@mitacs.ca). This collaborative research can be performed via the Mitacs Elevate Program. Mitacs is a non-profit research organization bridging academia and industry. The Elevate program helps an industrial partner develop their business with support from experienced professors and postdocs. The industrial partner provides $30,000 and Mitacs provides $25,000 for a total research grant of $55,000 per year (up to two years). With little budget, the industry partner can get their business needs addressed and problems solved by the researchers. Further information on the Mitacs Elevate program can be found at https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate/program-details.

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