University of Oulu, 2019

High value materials from inorganic side streams

Tenure Track 2: Developing value added advanced materials and demonstrating novel technologies

The tenure track position “High value materials based on inorganic side streams in catalysts, composites or battery chemicals”  will strengthen InSTREAMS research in the area of TECH.

The research area covers sustainable and high value solutions for the exploitation of inorganic materials recovered from industrial side-streams of e.g. chemical, steel and mining industries. The goal is to maximize the economic and innovation potential of side-streams by developing value added advanced materials and demonstrating novel technologies associated with for example catalysis (including e.g. photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, sensors, adsorbents, other environmental applications) microelectronics (including e.g. telecommunication and energy applications), or battery chemistry (including e.g. more effective batteries, their regeneration and recycling) for sustainable production and energy, and environmental applications. Utilization of the state-of-the art research and characterization methods in material development will have an important role in the work. The gained solutions need to be feasible and safe for up-scaling and shall have the true potential also for commercialization. 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