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PhD-student: Shaping up materials
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AMOLF scientists are continuously searching for the fundamental relationship between the architecture and interactions of complex matter and material systems and their purpose and function.
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Published: 1 month ago
Application deadline: Oct 31
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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PhD-student: Shaping up materials

All around us, organisms are assembling three-dimensional mineral architectures with staggering complexity and sub-micron precision. Harnessing these principles for the bottom-up assembly has the potential to revolutionize our capabilities for synthesis of functional architectures and devices. In this PhD program, you will explore how the interplay of chemical reactions and crystallization processes can be used to precisely sculpt microsized architectures. Using a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches, you will research fundamentally new strategies to create shapes according to an exact design. With this refined level of control, you can than explore the synthesis of functional microshapes and characterize how they can be applied to manipulate light or control chemical reactions.

About the group

Our group explores physical-chemical mechanisms that can sort, arrange and assemble building blocks from the molecular level up to the microscale We provide a highly collaborative environment, both within the group and the institute, and with our national and international collaborators. See: Self-Organizing Matter.

Qualifications

You have a strong background in chemistry, physics, materials science, or engineering with an interest in self-assembly phenomena. Ideally you have research experience in wet chemical synthesis, crystal growth, and optics, but also with training in any area of science or engineering you will be considered. You have, or will receive in the near future, an MSc degree. Good verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

Terms of employment

You will be offered an employment of four years in the service of NWO-I with excellent employment benefits. The position is intended as full-time (40 hours / week, 12 months / year) for the duration of four years. After successful completion of your PhD research a PhD degree will be granted at one of the Universities in the Netherlands.

AMOLF is a small-scale institute with different disciplines and is known for its unique collaborative culture. Your development will be stimulated in the form of training on the job together with relevant courses. We offer generous relocation expenses and support with finding housing and visa application. NWO-I also offers you facilities to combine work and private life, like partly paid parental leave. Curious about our other benefits? See the employment regulations of NWO-I.   

Contact info

Dr. Wim Noorduin
Group leader Self-Organizing Matter
E-mail: noorduin@amolf.nl
Phone: +31 (0)20-754 7100

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