CREATE SusSyn PROGRAM SYNOPSIS:
The NSERC CREATE Sustainable Synthesis program is a new graduate training program designed in collaboration with Canadian Industrial Partners to provide cutting-edge training for the career development of industry ready graduates, with a focus on research programs that address challenges in waste generation, environmental compatibility, energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. The program is funded by NSERC through the CREATE program, where CREATE stands for “Collaborative Research and Training Experience.” Integrated into this program are short-courses related to business basics, project management, communication with non-experts, and intellectual property (patents). Sustainable Manufacturing relies upon catalysis to efficiently and cleanly achieve chemical transformations while minimizing waste generation and toxic by-products. To realize innovative yet practical solutions to address on-going manufacturing challenges, scientists focusing on discovery must collaborate with engineers to further develop technologies into viable industrial processes.
The CREATE SusSyn training objective aims to prepare industry ready graduates to contribute to Canadian made, globally competitive Clean Technologies and Sustainable Manufacturing Solutions of industrial relevance to Canadian manufacturers and beyond. This will be achieved by:
1) Providing outstanding advanced interdisciplinary training in catalysis research
2) Promote international leadership in the field of catalysis research by engaging Canadian and Canadian Multi-national industries in identifying research goals and providing enhanced training of graduates.
3) Provide mobility and industrial experience to trainees in the field of catalysis research to complementary on-going research and teaching experiences.
4) Facilitate the transition of new graduates into the Industrial Chemical Synthesis/Clean Technology sector with a focus on improving sustainable manufacturing methods.
How to apply: Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining the CREATE SusSyn training program. Please indicate which department (Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering or Pharmaceutical Sciences) with which you intend to apply.
CREATE SusSyn is funded through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) CREATE program.