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Grant  Kululanga
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Calling for applications, PhD: Applied Sciences – Public Health Engineering

Announcement   Registrar   October 3, 2017

Water Defluoridation Technologies Optimization and Intensification

A Public Health Intervention in High Fluoride Areas of Malawi

The Faculty of Applied Sciences hereby invites interested qualified applicants for enrolment into PhD – Applied Sciences (Public Health Engineering) focusing on Optimisation and intensification of water defluoridation technologies as a public health intervention in high fluoride areas of Malawi.


A Masters / an MPhil. Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Public Health Engineering, Environmental Health or Public Health from a recognized University.

Tenable at:

Polytechnic, University of Malawi with periodic visits to University of Nairobi

Broad Research Area:

Water defluoridation technologies optimization & intensification. 


Prof. Bernard Thole (UNIMA) & Prof. David Kariuki (University of Nairobi)


Full-time research candidate 

Duration of the research degree:

3 years with possible extension of 1 year.

Resources available:

Supervisors, laboratories & office space, measurement & testing equipment, design & fabrication workshops and partial funding for research.

Fees payable:

Tuition US$10,000 Research: US$10,000 (Guideline value) for the whole programme. 

Application procedure:

Send a complete curriculum vitae and a research concept (5-pages max.) related to Water defluoridation technologies optimization & intensification by email to the following address;

The Registrar – cc: & Polytechnic, Private Bag 303, Blantyre 3, Malawi. Att: Principal Researcher: Water Defluoridation for Public Health [WD4PH] (Dr. B Thole). 

Deadline for receipt of applications is

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