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PhD Thesis "Development of nanocomposite seed coatings"

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PhD Thesis "Development of nanocomposite seed coatings"


Our three-year international project deals with the development of biocompatible high performance micro- and nanocomposite for integration in microbial spray formulations and seed coatings for the highly requested field of biocontrol addressing the market of large-scale plant cultures such as maize and sunflower. Micro- and nanocomposites formulations are expected to substantially improve water vapour and oxygen barrier properties and mechanical strength/abrasion, protect bacteria from UV-radiation damage and increase shelf life at ambient warehouse conditions.



  • Development of the formulations
  • Physical and biological characterization (e.g. viability, abrasion, spreadability)
  • Interaction with the plants of interest (e.g. germination, plant growth promotion, phytotoxicity)


Candidate profile

  • Master degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related field
  • Practical skills in chemical laboratory work
  • Disciplined, self-motivated work style and ability to work independently



AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Tulln / Vienna, Austria


Your compensation:

AT least € 2.045,10 gross per month (14 salaries / year) standard personnel salaries for FWF projects



Please submit your application documents, including certificates, to

Maria Leonhard-Maurer, MSc, Head of Human Resources, +43 (0) 50550-2032

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, AT
Until filled

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