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Downloadable PDF Version of the Postdoc AdPOSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITIONS AVAILABLELocation:University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, CanadaExpected Start Date:July 2021 or soonerDeadline to Apply: February 28, 2020 (Applications will be reviewed upon receipt of the complete application package)Degree Requirements:   PhD degree obtained in July 2017 or later in the field of Engineering and Science (polymer engineering, chemistry, materials) or a related disciplineSpecific Requirements:1) Must have extensive experience in polymer processing through melt extrusion and the characterization of their properties;2) Knowledge and a strong publication record in polymer science and engineering, polymer chemistry and synthesis, and melt-processed bioplastics and composites is required; and3) Knowledge in biobased materials such as biopolymers, polymer blends, natural fibres, and biocomposites are required.Contract Duration:One year, with possible extension for an additional yearSalary:CAD $42,000 - $45,000 per annum plus benefitsWe thank all applicants who apply, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Postdoctoral OpportunitiesMulti-Layer Polymer Films & Packaging via Melt Processing with Property Analysis for Biopolymer Blends, and Biocomposites (Cast, Blown, and Melt Extrusion) (Email Heading: Films & Packaging)The focus for this position is to create formulations of biopolymer blends, biocomposites, hybrid composites, and nanobiocomposites for multi-layer films and packaging via MELT processing (Cast, Blown, and Melt Extrusion) for high barrier properties. The selected candidates will work on formulating materials via melt processing and reactive extrusion techniques for multi-layer films and packaging, where they will study the processing, barrier properties, and structure-property relationship. Candidate must have experience with the cast and blown film processing and their characterization. Polymer Blends and Composites (Biobased Materials, Biobased Composites, Reactive Extrusion, Injection Moulding and Compression Moulding)(Email Heading: Blends & Composites)The focus for this position is to develop formulations of biopolymer blends, biocomposites, hybrid composites, and nanobiocomposites. The selected candidate will work on melt processing and reactive extrusion techniques, where they will study the processing, structure and property relationship. The formulated materials will be studied for their processing, structure and property relationships.Pyrolysis of Various Biomass and their Characterization for Hybrid Biocomposite Applications (Email Heading: Biocarbon Composites)The focus for this position is to fabricate biocarbon from various biomass sources through a pyrolysis process. After the fabrication, characterization, and analysis of the fabricated biocarbon, it will be used to create various polymer-based biocomposite formulations. Biocomposite formulations will be fabricated through melt processing including extrusion techniques, injection moulding and/or compression moulding. The formulated materials will be studied for their processing, structure and property relationships. Candidates should have hands-on experience with pyrolysis equipment.Hybrid Nano-biocomposites(Email Heading: Hybrid Nano-bio) The focus of this position is in engineering novel nano-biocomposites from pyrolyzed biocarbon, nano/micro-particles and synthetic fibres, etc. Candidate must have experience in the relevant area. **Candidates MUST have a STRONG BACKGROUND in Polymer Science and Engineering**  How to ApplyApplication to the BDDC Selection CommitteeYour application package must contain the following documents and labelled accordingly:COVER LETTER(File Name: Last Name_Cover Letter_Date)Outline qualifications for the specific position applied (i.e. Postdoc)Indicate the earliest date of availability, if selected TWO-PAGE SUMMARY(File  Name: Last Name_Summary_Date)Outline your interest and motivation to work in the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC). Include how your educational and work background will help you to succeed on the topics researched at BDDC (information can be found on the website https://bioproductscentre.com/ ). How do you plan to learn about the aspects of the BDDC research you don't know. CV (CURRICULUM VITAE) [Organized Reverse Chronologically – Most Recent to Oldest] (File Name: Last Name_CV_Date):Education & Work Experience - Include high school information (Include: start and end date - MONTH and YEAR)Thesis title of your degree(s) (if applicable)Name of adviser for your degree(s) (if applicable)Percent average or GPA (if including GPA please provide what it is out of i.e. 4.36/5.0)Summary of time off taken between degrees starting from high schoolList of courses during your education most relevant to this position and grades obtained for each courseEnglish Language Proficiency results and sub-category breakdown (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) Include date or expected date of Exam (Exams must have been taken within the last 2 years)List of your publications organized by degree If you are NOT the First Author indicate your contributionsIf you have any submitted manuscripts, please include your email confirmation from the journal) List of your conference presentationsContact information for three referencesYOUR SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION(S) (File Name: Last Name_Publication#_Date) *Please provide each publication as a separate file in PDF formatPublication Number(s) should correspond with the list number in your CV Initial review of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until the positions are filled. Please send your application package with the above documents to bddcjobs@uoguelph.ca:Email Subject Line: Postdoctoral Fellow Position at BDDC + Indicate position above (1, 2, 3, 4)**Separate applications are required if applying to multiple positions** The research component of the Postdoctoral Fellow position will be conducted within the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC), University of Guelph. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with senior scientists from different areas (materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, polymer chemistry, packaging and plant agriculture) and will have the chance to work collaboratively with industrial partners.At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to the further diversification of our Institution. Supervised by:Professor Amar Mohantywww.bioproductscentre.com/aboutbddc/directorProfessor Manjusri Misrawww.uoguelph.ca/engineering/people/manjusri-misra-phd We thank all applicants who apply, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted......

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Funded Graduate Opportunities - PhD/M.A.Sc./MEng in Biological Engineering*This graduate opportunity is for graduate students pursuing a degree in Biological Engineering for the following research areas:Bioplastics and Biobased PolymersBiocomposites (Natural Fibre Composites) and Polymer BlendsGreen Composites including Recyclability, Durability and Biodegradability StudiesBiobased Nanocomposites and Nanoblends3D Printing of Bioplastics and BiocompositesBiomass and Biomaterials SustainabilityBiomedical Applications for Bioplastics and BiocompositesValue-added Biobased Materials from the Coproducts/Byproducts of Biofuel IndustriesBiodegradability (Compostability) For entry into the Ph.D. Biological Engineering program, candidates must hold a thesis-based Master’s degree in engineering.For entry in the M.A.Sc./MEng programs, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science.If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit the results of a standardized language test. Please see the <a href="https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/future/international/english" target="_blank">chart</a> for acceptable tests and required scores. Please refer to the School of Engineering <a href="https://www.uoguelph.ca/engineering/grad/application-process" target="_blank">website</a> for department requirements.For more information and how to apply, please see the Information Sheet or email bddcinfo@uoguelph.ca.Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.A preliminary selection will be made based on the interviews to qualify the prospective candidate to apply for graduate studies at the University of Guelph. Selection does guarantee acceptance for graduate studies.At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to the further diversification of our Institution.*Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. How to ApplyApplication to the BDDC Selection CommitteeYour application package must contain the following documents and labeled accordingly:COVER LETTER(File Name: Last Name_Cover Letter_Date)Outline qualifications for the specific position applied (i.e. Ph.D. Student)Indicate the earliest date of availability, if selected TWO-PAGE SUMMARY(File  Name: Last Name_Summary_Date)Outline your interest and motivation to work in the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC). Include how your educational and work background will help you to succeed on the topics researched at BDDC (information can be found on the website https://bioproductscentre.com/ ). How do you plan to learn about the aspects of the BDDC research you don't know. CV (CURRICULUM VITAE) [Organized Reverse Chronologically – Most Recent to Oldest] (File Name: Last Name_CV_Date):Education & Work Experience - Include high school information (Include: start and end date - MONTH and YEAR)Thesis title of your degree(s) (if applicable)Name of adviser for your degree(s) (if applicable)Percent average or GPA (if including GPA please provide what it is out of i.e. 4.36/5.0)Summary of time off taken between degrees starting from high schoolList of courses during your education most relevant to this position and grades obtained for each courseEnglish Language Proficiency results and sub-category breakdown (IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) Include date or expected date of Exam (Exams must have been taken within the last 2 years)List of your publications organized by degree If you are NOT the First Author indicate your contributionsIf you have any submitted manuscripts, please include your email confirmation from the journal) List of your conference presentationsContact information for three referencesYOUR SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION(S) (File Name: Last Name_Publication#_Date) *Please provide each publication as a separate file in PDF formatPublication Number(s) should correspond with the list number in your CV Initial review of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until the positions are filled. The research component of the graduate student position will be conducted within the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC), University of Guelph. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with senior scientists from different areas (materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, polymer chemistry, packaging, and plant agriculture) and will have the chance to work collaboratively with industrial partners.At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to the further diversification of our Institution. Supervised by:Professor Amar Mohantywww.bioproductscentre.com/aboutbddc/directorProfessor Manjusri Misrawww.uoguelph.ca/engineering/people/manjusri-misra-phd We thank all applicants who apply, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted......

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Professor Manju Misra has received a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 1 position in the field of Sustainable Biocomposites from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Tier 1 chairs are considered world leaders in their field and receive $200,000 a year for seven years. For more information, please visit the University of Guelph news page.Dr. Manju MisraA new Tier 1 CRC in Sustainable Biocomposites will enable Dr. Manju Misra, School of Engineering, to develop next-generation materials from sustainable resources such as recycled plastics, plants, and farm and food wastes.By creating innovative materials, she aims to reduce petroleum-based plastics in landfills, rivers, and oceans, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Her research will help in achieving a circular economy that eliminates waste and encourages resource reuse.“The CRC program provides the impetus for our tackling major performance and technological challenges that have held back the wider applications of bio-based materials,” said Misra, co-principal of U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre.She said improving the properties and functionality of bio-based carbon-rich and nanomaterials will benefit various sectors, including automotive, food, and commercial packaging. The CRC will also enable her to expand national and global partnerships and collaborations, attract diverse talent to U of G and help strengthen Canadian contributions to sustainable development......

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Prof. Manjusri Misra presented at the Top 100 Leadership Summit DAY TWO - December 3, 2020, which took place virtually. Leaders, experts and influencers from all across Canada, across every sector, role and age level were featured in the event.Prof. Misra delivered a presentation at the summit entitled: 'Single-used Plastics and Plastic Waste Problems: What is the Path forward for Sustainability and Circular Economy'......

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Guelph research highlights featured Prof. Manjusri Misra (winner of the Women's Executive Network's 2020 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award). The news entitled 'Eco-Friendly Material for a Sustainable Future' posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020.Read the News HERE.https://www.uoguelph.ca/ceps/news/2020/12/eco-friendly-material-sustainable-future   ...

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Prof. Manjusri Misra has been named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women for 2020. Prof. Misra has been recognized by Women’s Executive Networks (WXN) for her work in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Guelph. Prof. Misra was selected in the Manulife Science and Technology Award category. The event was organized for 'Celebrating real power with Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100'. It was conducted virtually on December 02 & 03, 2020 to celebrate the winners. WXN is Canada's #1 and only national organization that meaningfully propels and celebrates the advancement of women at all levels, in all sectors, and of all ages.For more details at the University of Guelph website please click HERE.https://news.uoguelph.ca/2020/12/u-of-g-prof-named-one-of-canadas-most-powerful-women-for-2020/For more details at the WXN website, please click HERE.https://wxnetwork.com/page/2020Top100WinnersThis award was featured on the University of Guelph's Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance website.https://www.uoguelph.ca/alliance/news/2020/12/manju-misra-named-one-canada%E2%80%99s-most-powerful-women-202000...

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Professor Amar Mohanty elected as The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Fellow 2020. The newly elected members were facilitated for their invaluable contribution to the advancement of knowledge and the improvement of society.The RSC tweet about this news can be checked out HERE or visit the link below:https://twitter.com/RSCTheAcademies/status/1332719552296267778 Prof. Amar Mohanty: 3rd Row #4Prof. Amar Mohanty: Top Row #6   ...

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Prof. Amar Mohanty honoured by Royal Society of Canada. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) during a ceremony on Friday, November 27, 2020 as part of the RSC’s online, week-long Celebration of Excellence and Engagement.This award honours Prof. Mohanty's pioneer development of sustainable bio-based materials that reduce the environmental impact of plastics.For more information, please click HERE.https://news.uoguelph.ca/2020/11/four-u-of-g-scholars-honoured-by-royal-society-of-canada/    ...

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