Two postdoctoral positions: Protein-based biodegradable plastics...

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 21 Nov 2022

Two postdoctoral positions: Protein-based biodegradable plastics & CO2 Capture from porous protein materials

Two postdoc positions of three years each in the field of biopolymer processing and CO2 capture are available at ETH Zurich in the Laboratory of Food & Soft Materials (Prof. Raffaele Mezzenga) starting January 1st, 2023. 

Job description

The first project will focus on valorization of protein waste into biodegradable plastics. The successful candidate will have a strong profile in biopolymers, plastic processing and manufacturing technologies, biodegradable polymers and materials science in general.

The second project will focus on CO2 capture via protein-based porous materials. The successful candidate will be experienced with CO2 adsorption and separation processes, aerogels, porous materials design, chemosorption processes and materials functionalization.


 M Peydayesh, M Bagnani, R Mezzenga, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 9 (35), 11916-11926 (2021)

 M Peydayesh, M Bagnani, WL Soon, R Mezzenga, Chemical Reviews, (2022)

 M Peydayesh, X Chen, J Vogt, F Donat, CR Müller, R Mezzenga, Chemical Communications 58 (33), 5104-5107 (2022)       

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