We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to join the BonLab as a PhD student. Start dates are October 2018. Do you have what it takes to work at the forefront in supracolloidal chemical engineering?
You will be working under guidance of prof.dr.ir. Stefan A. F. Bon on an exciting 4 year project in collaboration with industry in the area of polymer and colloid science. We have a number of opportunities available in my team:
project 1: Polymer latexes and supracolloidal materials made using 2D graphene-based colloids
This projects deals with the fabrication of polymer-graphene hybrid particles in water and their use as building blocks for a range of supracolloidal materials. Not only will we look at heterogeneous polymerization techniques, we will look at the assembly process involved during the processing into material objects, and we will characterize the physical and mechanical properties of the materials made.
project 2: Dynamic Polymer Materials
We have interest in how dynamic macromolecules and colloidal particles that have the ability to form reversible networks can form liquid-based formulations with interesting rheological and features. The project focusses on the synthesis of polymer molecules and particles thereof, and the underlying soft matter physics on how these behave in liquids under shear.
Enquiries, which should include a CV with the names of two referees, should be made to prof.dr.ir. Stefan A. F Bon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An eligible student must hold, or be predicted to obtain, at least a 2.1 4-year degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or an equivalent scientific discipline. Exceptional students with a 3 year BSc degree only will be considered. This studentship is open to UK and EU nationals and those of equivalent status* (fees paid, plus annum stipend). Availability is for 4 years beginning April 2018 up to a start date of 1st October 2018.
*Please note - ELIGIBILITY - We can only offer the stipend to UK citizens who have lived in the UK for over 3 years (e.g. as a student), or EU nationals. Applicants from outside the EU are not eligible for this post due to restrictions on funding.