Vacancy No. IAMT 06-2022

IAMT 06-2022 Master Thesis: Nano-Electro Membrane Processes for Micropollutant Removal in Water Reuse

Job description

The current presence of steroid hormones in natural waters and their negative effect on surroundings and human health is an issue of global concern. This Masters project builds on the electrochemical filtration processes based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) electro-membrane for the removal of micropollutants from water. The main aim of this project is to investigate the performance of the electrochemical filtration process for micropollutants removal from water.

The research is carried out in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Technion, in Israel. The project is developed with the following objectives, i) characterize the electrochemical properties in terms of electroactivity and chemical stability of the prepared electro-membranes; ii) study the effectiveness of the electro-membrane for the removal of micropollutants; iii) investigate the effects of various operating parameters on the removal performance.

The research will investigate the following research questions:

  •  How good is the electrochemical properties of the CNTs electro-membrane?
  • What is the performance of the CNTs electro-membrane for micropollutants removal from water?
  • How will the removal performance be affected by the various operating conditions?

Master student will have the opportunity to co-author a research publication. Master student will need to take part in group activities, oral presentation in group meeting and writing of reports (medium of all communications and writing will be in English).

Personal qualification

Studies in Chemical/Process Engineering or equivalent (Uni, TH).

Basic knowledge in electrochemistry, membrane technology, and water analysis. Evidenced writing skills in English language, ability to use MS Word, Excel, know-how for Origin Labs software and Endnote for data analysis, graphing and citation management, willingness to lead or contribute to the writing of a scientific publication.

Organizational unit

Institute for Advanced Membrane Technology (IAMT)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contact person
Contract Duration

limited to 3-6 months

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Siqi Liu, e-mail: or Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Iris Schäfer, e-mail:


Please apply by clicking on "Apply" below.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.