PhD Studentship in Structire-Performance of PHAs at Eindhoven University of Technology , Netherlands

2011 Doctorate Studentship in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Study Subject(s):Structire-Performance of PHAs
Course Level:PhD
Scholarship Provider: Eindhoven University of Technology
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

Eligibility: -We welcome applications from candidates with a Master degree and an excellent academic record in polymer science (physics and chemistry).
-Strong experimental skills are required or need to be developed, both in polymer processing (extrusion, molding, spinning) and in material characterization (microscopy, x-ray analysis, rheology, thermo-mechanical testing).
-The candidate has to show capability of independent planning and performing of the research activities, initiative and affinity for team work.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: One PhD position is available in Polymer Technology Group, within the Bio-based Polymers cluster. The position is within the STW project 11604 “Production of Poly(hydroxyalkanoates) (PHAs) from waste, part 2: product utilization and life cycle assessment”. The project is a consortium of 4 academic groups and 4 industrial partners. The task of the PhD student at TU/e will be to explore the possibilities to utilize the specially produced PHA as plastic material, also in blends with other bio-based polymers. The study will involve extensive characterization, processing, structure modification and testing of the properties of the waste-PHA, in comparison with standard PHAs.

How to Apply: Online

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30/08/2011

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