UDT invites seniors Chemical Engineering students from the Universidad de Concepcion to participate in a process to select two candidates for a 10-week research stay at the University of Maine, USA.

The working area is the wood chemical technology on issues related to chemical or thermochemical processing of lignocellulosic biomass and the development of new biomaterials and biofuels, for example, pyrolysis and roasting of wood, wood-plastic materials (WPC) and, thermoplastic composite material and nano-materials, preferably biodegradable.

The requirements to be met by applicants are an advanced level of English (oral and written) and available to travel between June 2 and August 11, 2012.
The selection ensures round-trip ticket for students to the USA, accommodation and 600 US$ travel allowance.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest and their résumé no later than May 9 to Cristian Fuentes: c.fuentes@udt.cl.