Food Research Department. School of Chemistry – Autonomous University of Coahuila

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Vacant Master and PhD positions in Biorefineries in Mexico 2021

Join us as Master and PhD students to work on biorefineries using lignocellulosic and aquatic biomass.

We want to inform you that the Science and Food Technology Postgraduate Program has Master and PhD student positions available in Biorefinery Group ( and (Biorefinery Pilot Plant) at Autonomous University of Coahuila in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.

This information might be of great interest to your students that want to pursue a Master or PhD as next step in their career. We would be grateful if you could bring this information under the attention of potential candidates.

We are looking for excellent and highly motivated candidates with an interest in Bioprocess Engineering, Biorefinery concept, Circular Bioeconomy for the production of high added-value compounds and biofuels from lignocellulosic and aquatic (micro and macro – algae) biomass: (Fermentation strategies, Hydrothermal (autohydrolysis)processing/pretreatment – biomass fractionation, Process intensification, Mathematical modeling of enzymatic hydrolysis, Bioreactor design, Oligomers production from hemicellulose, Lignin extraction by organosolv, enzyme production and and operation in a pilot plant for biomass fractionation), green processing and extraction technologies, food technology, starting in August 2021.

For more information about the lines of research, facilities, publications and projects visit the following links:

The desired skills are in chemical engineering, Food technology, environmental, biotechnology, microbiology or related disciplines.

Applications including a CV, and letters of recommendation should be sent to Héctor Ruiz ( and Rosy Rodríguez ( and . The successful candidates will be offered: MSc or PhD scholarship for up to 2 or 3 years according to the Mexican Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) scholarship.

We would be very grateful if you could spread this information in your network and to individuals that might be interested.