Postdoctoral Scholar - Corrosion and Coatings

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Corrosion and Coatings

 The University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) anticipates adding a postdoctoral scholar position in the Power Generation and Utility Fuels Group.  The new position will be involved in studies related to corrosion research and corrosion resistant coatings development: 

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minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">The University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is seeking to fill an immediate full-time postdoctoral opening. Candidates beyond the postdoctoral experience level will be considered depending on experience. T
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minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">he person added to this position will be responsible for developing electrochemical processes and coating materials. A focus of the work will be for applications related to CO2 capture processes. 

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mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Prior experience in the study of corrosion for aqueous CO2 capture solvents and the development of corrosion resistant coatings relevant to aqueous amines are both highly desirable. Experience in the development of cost effective coatings solutions is also valuable.   

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mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">Have expertise in electrochemical techniques for corrosion study including potentiodynamic polarization, Tafel, polarization resistance, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry.

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font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"">Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary and benefits based on their experience and accomplishments. The University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research is located in Lexington, KY. 

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http://www.caer.uky.edu

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http://www.caer.uky.edu/powergen/home.shtml

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 Dear Sir/Madam

 Dear Sir/Madam

            
I am Sasidhar Kantheti presently working as a senior research fellow at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, India, under the guidance of Dr. K.V.S.N. Raju, Head of the Department, Polymers & Functional Materials division. Recently, I have completed my doctoral studies from Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India. I wish to apply for the post doctoral position/ Research Scientist position in polymer/material science R&D sector.

In my doctoral study I have developed several hyperbranched polymers and other nanocomposite materials (using concepts of click chemistry like azide-alkyne, thiol-ene click reactions) for engineering functional coatings. More perticularly, I have developed variety of 1,2,3-triazole rich polyurethanes and they can be useful as potential antimicrobial and anti fouling coatings. I have been invited to present my works at various national and international conferences. I have 13 publications to my credit out of which 11 have been published in peer reviewed international journals and the others are currently under revision.
 

Thanking you and awaiting for your kind reply.

Cordially,
Dr. Sasidhar Kantheti
Senior Research Fellow
Division of Polymers & Functional Materials
Indian Institute Of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad - 500007
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