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PhD Scholarship in Wwsc Fluid Physics for New Bio-based Nanomaterials

Outstanding international students are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in wood science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The funding allows successful candidate to work for two years. Potential candidates should apply before January 16, 2019.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) is a research center which started in 2009 and is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation. WWSC is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Chalmers, KTH and Linkping University striving for scientific excellence, and the overall aim is to develop new materials from trees. The mission of the center is to create knowledge and competence as a basis for eco-friendly materials for the future.

The doctoral student projects aim at applying microfluidics in processes to fabricate nanostructured materials based on nanocellulose and other biopolymers. The work will mainly be experimental but may be supplemented with theoretical and numerical methods to understand the details of flow processes and how they relate to the properties of the final nanostructured materials.

In addition to the use of traditional measurement techniques for characterizing flows, there is a clear goal to apply advanced X-ray and neutron scattering techniques (WAXS/SAXS/SANS) to evaluate processes and properties on the nano-scale.

The doctoral-studies will be performed within the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC), a research center aiming at world-class research focused on new forest-based materials and manufacturing processes for these. The focus is on understanding basic mechanisms that can be used for the fabrication of bio-based materials.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who want to join the research front and create novel technology for a sustainable future, based on materials from the forest.

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work.

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).


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