PhDvacancy

Join BonLab as a PhD student in 2019

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to join the BonLab as a PhD student. Start dates are October 2019. 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: Next generation sustainable polymer colloids

This projects deals with the fabrication of sustainable polymer colloids and capsules and their use as building blocks for a range of supracolloidal materials. We will look at alternatives to free radical polymerization methods under the tentative title: “oh, but its not microplastics”. Not only will we look at innovative fabrication methods, we will look at the formulation process involved during the processing into colloidal products, 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. Key is to program soft materials and make them communicate.

Enquiries, which should include a CV with the names of two referees, should be made to prof.dr.ir. Stefan A. F Bon (s.bon@warwick.ac.uk)

Requirements:

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 will also 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 2019 up to a start date of 1st October 2019.

*Please note - ELIGIBILITY - Applicants from outside the EU are not eligible for this post due to restrictions on funding. However, if interested we can try to find a way to bridge the funding gap.

 

 

Join Bonlab as a PhD student

2 PhD Studentships

Polymer and Colloid Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemistry

The University of Warwick (http://www.go.warwick.ac.uk/chemistry).

You will be working in the research group of prof.dr.ir. Stefan A. F. Bon, the BonLab (http://www.bonlab.info), on an exciting 4 year project in collaboration with industry in the area of polymer and colloid science. We study the chemistry and physics of colloidal systems in which molecular and/or colloidal entities can be assembled into more complex supracolloidal structures, with the aim to produce innovative advanced materials . Each project will span synthesis of particles and macromolecules with a design tailored to provide function, the development of methods to (self)-organise colloidal matter, and the fabrication and characterization of advanced colloidal materials of use in a variety of industrial applications.

Enquiries, which should include a CV with the names of two referees, should be made to prof.dr.ir. Stefan A. F Bon (s.bon@warwick.ac.uk)

Requirements:

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 on 1st October 2016.

*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.

 

Join BonLab as a PhD Student

You will be working in the research team of prof. dr. ir. Stefan A. F. Bon (www.bonlab.info) on a collaborative project with industry in the area of polymer and colloid science. The project will deal with the development of stabilisers and porosity control agents for heterogeneous polymerization processes, with a focus on emulsion polymerization. 

Enquiries, which should include a CV with the names of two referees, should be made to prof. dr. ir. Stefan A. F. Bon (s.bon@warwick.ac.uk).

Requirements:

You must hold, or be predicted to obtain, a first class degree (2.1 may be considered) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Physics, ideally with some experience in polymer and/or colloid science. This studentship is open to UK and EU nationals and those of equivalent status. Applicants from outside the EU are not eligible for this post due to restrictions on funding.

Start date: As soon as possible from now.