in Green Inorganic Chemistry Bio-Inspired Oxidation Catalysis
About the research
Dr. Xavier Ottenwaelder is offering onescholarship opportunity for a student applying for either an MSc or PhD in Concordia University’s Chemistry program. The student will focus her/his efforts on developing novel catalytic methods to carry out oxidations of organic compounds.
Research in the XoRG strives to harvest the oxidative power of simple oxidants such as molecular oxygen or hydrogen peroxide in order to develop organic oxidation processes that are both selective and environmentally benign. The MSc/PhD student will (1) synthesize and characterize a series of tailored-designed, redox noninnocent metal complexes and (2) perform oxidation reaction screening and optimizing under a variety of stoichiometric and catalytic conditions. At the PhD level, the student shall also study the reaction mechanism via spectroscopy and/or computation. This work is at the confluence of coordination, bio-inorganic, organic and green chemistry. Student thus received extensive training in marketable skills and techniques.
Selected candidates will receive minimum financial support in the amount of CAD$17,500 per annum (2 years for MSc students and 3 years for PhD students) generally comprising a research bursary of $10,000 and $7,500 in teaching assistantships and other support. Selected candidates will also be considered for merit-based entrance awards, as well as tuition fee remissions based on residency eligibility.
The XoRG is a vibrant and friendly group. The successful candidate will have many opportunities to present at conferences, write articles and disseminate her/his research. She/he will also take part in our collaborations amidst the Québec-wide Centre of Green Chemistry and Catalysis.
How to apply
June 1, 2018* (for September 2018 entry)
September 1, 2018 (for January 2019 entry)
*It is recommended that International students apply by February 1 to allow adequate time to obtain study permits.
Send an email to Dr.X indicating your interest in the position, with the "MSc/PhD Posting" subject line.