Rheology Lab Information


Country
Finland
University
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Institution
School of Engineering Science
Rheometers
  • Antor Paar MCR 302
  • Brookfield viscometer
Accessories
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV): allows the visualization of flow fields during rheological tests, such as shear bands, flow instabilities, or startup flow behavior
  • Immobilization Cell: used to investigate the immobilization kinetics and water retention of paper coatings
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Last Updated
4/15/2020 10:05:17 AM

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Postdoc in microstructure optimization and orientation of nanocomposites
Do you want to carry out research on manufacturing of multifunctional nanocomposites? In particular, we target polymers reinforced with 2D-nano structures, such as graphene and GnP. This project is part of the new competence center at Chalmers, '2D-Materials Based technology for Industrial Applications' - 2D-Tech. The idea is to study active orientation and dispersion control of 2D-nano structures in bulk polymers for optimization of multifunctional properties, e.g. thermal, electrical, mechanical and antimicrobial properties. Information about research and the division You will work in an interdisciplinary team of scientists within the department of Industrial and Materials Science (divisions of Engineering Materials and Material and Computational Mechanics). The position is placed at the division of engineering materials for half-time and the division of material and computational mechanics for half-time, which are two of six research divisions in the department of Industrial and Materials Science. The department has in total approximately 200 employees, and it is one of the leading environments in mechanical engineering research. The research develops the industrial process from need to finished product, while creating added value. By combining skills throughout the chain, the department is distinguished both nationally and internationally. The work contributes to Chalmers vision of a sustainable future through new knowledge, methods and tools for safe and healthy workplaces; product development taking the entire life cycle perspective into account (including recycling); new and improved materials; environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and improved performance of production systems. Major responsibilities •Be part of an interdisciplinary center pursuing 2D-nano research. •Create fundamental understanding of the influence on active orientation techniques. •Enhance composite properties using tailored flow-field - matrix - filler interactions during processing, e.g., extrusion, compression molding. •Predict composite morphology by modeling processing flows. •Develop an analytical mechanical homogenization approach for 2D-nano structures in polymer resin. •Manufacture and test composite performance (thermal conductivity, lightning strike, Kirby-Bauer inhibition, strength, and stiffness). Contract terms Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1). Qualifications We are looking for a candidate who has an interest in manufacturing and charaterization of nanocomposites. You should have a PhD in Polymer or Mechanical Engineering or similar with experience in manufacturing, polymer or composite mechanics, and computational modeling, having taken university courses in Polymer physics, Polymer Processing, Fluid mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Mechanics of composites (or similar). The PhD degree should generally not be older than three years. The ideal candidate will have experience with both thermoplastic polymer processing and thermoset manufacturing. Experience in design of experiments and statistical analysis (of raw experimental data) is of advantage. Good programming and code etiquette (readability, optimization, and organization) skills in Python, C++, Fortran or similar languages is favorable. In addition, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for this position. Personally, you should be a quality conscious individual who is positive and motivated, independently directed with dedication and persistence, and strong collaboration skills. Please exemplify in your application, if possible, situations or circumstances where these personal skills have been evident. Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. We offer Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Application deadline: 15th June, 2020 Employment expected to begin: Autumn/winter 2020 For questions, please contact: Assoc. Prof. Roland Kádár, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Division of Engineering Materials roland.kadar@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 1256 Asst. Prof. Brina Blinzler, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Division of Material and Computational Mechanics brina.blinzler@chalmers.se, +46 70 685 7299 For more info and how to apply see: https://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I003/304/job?site=7&lang=SE&validator=984757260d3ae0ac151512c5b6320305&job_id=8606 For questions, please contact: Assoc. Prof. Roland Kádár, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Division of Engineering Materials roland.kadar@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 1256 Asst. Prof. Brina Blinzler, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Division of Material and Computational Mechanics brina.blinzler@chalmers.se, +46 70 685 7299 For more info and how to apply see: https://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I003/304/job?site=7&lang=SE&validator=984757260d3ae0ac151512c5b6320305&job_id=8606

 

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