[10] Ph.D Research Positions at the European Wetsus programme

[10] Ph.D Research Positions at the European Wetsus programme

The world requires solutions to growing existing and new problems in the availability and quality of water for personal, agricultural, industrial use, and nature.
At the same time, the focus must be on sustainable solutions for these problems, requiring less energy, reusing valuable minerals and metals, and low or no production of greenhouse gasses. Thereby, enabling higher water availability with a lower environmental footprint.

Traditional engineering solutions will not be able to provide solutions for these challenges that our society faces now and in the future.
New water process technology will be necessary to develop new concepts to treat wastewater and to produce clean water from alternative sources like salt (sea) water, wastewater, or humid air to minimize the use of precious groundwater.

The research objective of Wetsus is to develop innovative and sustainable water technology. In our vision, this technology must be:
• based on process technology
• a potential breakthrough solution
• emission-free
• part of an endless cycle (cradle to cradle)
• introduced into society by entrepreneurs
As part of the Dutch Topsector Water approach, Wetsus research institutes and industry jointly implement market-driven, application-oriented, multidisciplinary, (pre)competitive scientific research in the field of sustainable water technology.
Wetsus focuses on research and development of entirely new concepts and on breakthrough improvements of existing technology. In both cases, an entirely new approach has been chosen whereby the basic principle is always the integration of various knowledge disciplines. In addition to collaboration between industry and universities, there is also unique scientific collaboration within Wetsus.

Research projects are defined within a research theme during an idea-driven iterative process between the participating commercial parties and invited academic researchers. This leads to a clear business orientation combined with the excellent academic quality of the research activities. The final project proposal is evaluated by the management board and by an independent program council. The program council, consisting of independent experts from the field, advises the management board on the project proposal based upon three pre-defined criteria. Based on this advice, the management board decides on acceptance of the proposal after a positive evaluation of its strategic fit in the program and its financial feasibility. In the program, in which 51 professors are connected, the focus is on the following five main research areas in clean water production and wastewater treatment.
  1. Sustainable water supply
  2. Wastewater treatment and reuse
  3. New water sources
  4. Reuse of components and production of energy
  5. Sensoring of micro/nano pollutants

Application Guidelines

Please read our EMPOWER PhD Programme Guide for Applicants carefully before preparing your application documents.

Only applications that are complete, in English, complied with the application rules, and submitted via the application webpage before the deadline, will be considered eligible. Please do not send your application to the email address of the listed academic’ and Wetsus’ supervisors.

Please click the project that you are interested to read the project description and for applying.

Available PhD positions

Ten [10] Ph.D Research Positions at European Wetsus programme can be obtained in detail by clicking this highlighted link

Application deadline

The application for all positions closes on the 9th of May 2022 at 15.00 CEST.

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