A Doctorate position (3 years)
A Doctorate position (3 years, about 13.000 €/year net salary) is available on the topics of Plasma Agriculture in the Department of Chemistry, University of Bari. Details can be requested at Prof. Pietro Favia (firstname.lastname@example.org, mob. +39 3403668024). The application to the selection must be submitted no later than July 21st, 2022 at 12.00 pm (ITA time) only through the procedure available here. The exam will be performed on July 27th, 2022 at 9.00 a.m. Foreigners can perform the exam online in English. The exam consists in the form of a discussion of a project (3,500 words max, to be included in the application) dealing with the research topic in the form of answering questions on Chemistry, Cold Plasma Processes, and Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Processing.
The research activity is interdisciplinary between Chemistry and Agronomy, and investigates plasma processes on substrates of Agro-Food interest (seeds, soil, part of plants for ground/greenhouse, water for irrigation/disinfection, etc), for developing eco-compatible protocols of decontamination of the substrates mentioned, of protection of the seeds from fungi and other pathogens, and of activation of seed germination, with the aim of limiting the use of pesticides and fertilizers. The research group has already published on this topic:
- Masiello et al, J Mol Sci 22, 9301, 2021
- Lo Porto et al, Plasma Proc Polym 16, 1900022, 2019
- Lo Porto et al, Inn Food Sci & Em Tech 49, 13, 2018