High volume applications of inorganic side streams

Tenure Track 1: Development of technologies to utilize residues as novel binders for construction and stabilization.

The tenure track position “High volume applications of inorganic side streams, such as novel binders for construction and stabilization” will strengthen InSTREAMS research in the area of TECH.

Different industrial sectors generate high volumes of inorganic residues, such as slags, mine tailings, ashes and construction and demolition waste. This position aims at development of technologies to utilize these residues as novel binders for construction and stabilization. The position can focus on side streams processing, binder chemistry, or specific application such as waste immobilization. Understanding on the materials’ behavior as well as related chemical and physical phenomena is essential in all of the presented research areas. The research methods include laboratory investigations combined with state-of-the-art characterization methods. Teaching responsibilities will be determined within the research unit.


What is InSTREAMS?

InSTREAMS is a multidisciplinary research programme aiming to integrate knowledge to anticipate challenges in sustainable value chains. This is achieved by linking value chain analysis to engineering and basic research and feeding information to policy makers and actors in the public and private sectors. The vision is to actively contribute to the move towards clean production ecosystems of the future by identifying and solving key problems with the help of high-quality research.

The InSTREAMS community includes researchers in the following faculties: Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and Oulu Business School.

The InSTREAMS research programme includes two broad research themes, TECH and VALUE. The TECH research theme concentrates on the efficient, safe and sustainable use of high-volume inorganic side streams from various industries. The VALUE research theme focuses on creating new, sustainable business models, strategies and value chains based on these inorganic high-value side streams. Altogether, the InSTREAMS programme will open five tenure track positions within these two thematical areas.

Last updated: 11.8.2020