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PhD student Layer formation of Ultrasonic Spray Coated nanoparticles for (magneto-)optical applications
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Published: 19 days ago
Application deadline: Aug 13
Location: Diepenbeek, Belgium
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PhD student Layer formation of Ultrasonic Spray Coated nanoparticles for (magneto-)optical applications

Background
http://www.uhasselt.be/IMO

Job content
The candidate will conduct research within the research domain of printing of functional materials
(nanoparticles) at the Institute for materials research (IMO-IMOMEC) of Hasselt University. The materials
that will be prepared are composed of alternating layers of metallic (gold or silver) and inorganic
nanoparticles (ironoxide) bonded together by a conjugated polymer. The materials (nanoparticles) and ink
formulations will be prepared by collaborating research partners. It is the task of the PhD student to
investigate the ultrasonic spray coating technology to deposit (stacks of) these nanoparticle based inks to
achieve the desired layer quality. A fundamental understanding of the layer formation in correlation to the
ultrasonic spray coating parameters and ink characteristics is a crucial aspect to be researched to finally
model the layer formation of any kind of nanoparticle based inks with ultrasonic spray coating. The
application of these ultrasonic spray coated layers in final demonstrators and/or prototypes is also foreseen
in the period of the PhD.
For this project the candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team with people from material sciences,
chemistry and engineering. Furthermore for this research there will be an interaction with diverse actors in
the field, e.g. academics, companies...
The candidate will also be involved in teaching activities in the faculty of engineering technology.

Profile

  • The candidate is holder of one of the following diplomas: master in engineering technology, master in engineering, master in science (physics, chemistry). (or equivalent)
    Final-year students are (likewise) encouraged to apply.
  • The candidate is highly motivated to perform a PhD and has relevant research skills
  • The candidate has strong interest in new and innovative materials, printing technology, printed electronics and magneto-optic applications
  • The candidate has a good understanding and knowledge in the field of surface properties, rheology and fluid dynamics
  • Knowledge of the field and experience in the domain are recommended
  • The successful candidate has excellent communication skills
  • The candidate has a good knowledge of English and Dutch (or is willing to learn)

Offer
You will be appointed and paid as PhD student.
Scholarship for a period of 2 x 2 years (with evaluation after 2 years).
UHasselt offers its employees numerous staff benefits.

Selection procedure
Preselection based on CV. Interview with the selected candidates.

Application
You can only apply online up to and including 13 August 2018.

Further information
Content job responsibilities:
Prof. dr. ir. Wim DEFERME, +32-11-268874, wim.deferme@uhasselt.be
More about working at Hasselt University? Check www.uhasselt.be/vacancies!

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