You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of “Creating structural and physico-chemical control to enhance properties of hybrid periodic mesoporous metal phophonates”. Hybrid organic-inorganic materials add organic functionality to inorganic material properties. Research on periodic mesoporous metal phosphonates is scarce due to the complexity of controlling the materials properties during template assisted synthesis. We aim at creating the required fundamental knowledge to control their structural and physico-chemical properties by revealing the impact of precursor type and amount, synthesis conditions and kinetics of condensation. In addition, developing strategies to solve the often reported need for stabilization.
You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.
You contribute to teaching and research in the Faculty of Science.
Profile and requirements
You hold a master degree in Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Bio-engineering or related fields with a strong background in inorganic material synthesis and analysis.
You can submit outstanding academic results.
Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
For exceptional university graduates from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania and Venezuela, the Roberto Rocca Education Program offers fellowships to help fund studies towards the Ph.D. degree in specific fields of study that include Materials Science, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering, at a university of the student’s choosing outside his or her home country.
Each year the Program awards around 12 to 15 new Fellowships. Fellows are selected by the Program’s Scientific Committee comprising senior managers of the sponsoring companies.
Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years and may be used for tuition, fees and living expenses. The award amount will depend on the candidate’s financial need but in general Fellowships do not cover all expenses and candidates are encouraged to seek complementary sources of funding. At the discretion of the Roberto Rocca Education Program, fellowships may be renewed for up to an additional two years.
The 2012 WPI-AIMR Summer School of Materials Science (ASSM2012)
-Advanced Materials to Build a Better Future-
July 23rd to July 29th 2012
WPI-AIMR’s top-class international researchers are adding new dimensions to the burgeoning field of materials science, as well as developing innovative functional materials and devices. The interdisciplinary research vigorously conducted there is based on atomic and molecular control. WPI-AIMR was established at Tohoku University in 2007 under the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)’s World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI).
The WPI-AIMR Summer School offers a one-week graduate level summer program focusing on a given theme, such as “Materials Science.” The program was designed to inspire and challenge graduate level students in the fi eld of physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering, precision engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. from all over the world. The program provides young professionals with lectures by world-leading researchers and laboratory courses at WPI-AIMR in accordance with the theme, and all instruction is performed in English.
Morning lecture sessions
AIMR world-leading researchers will give a three-hour lecture (including break time) for four days and teach the fascination of Materials Science.
Afternoon laboratory sessions:
Candidate students will select from 20 research fi elds (laboratories) at the time of application, and they will be separated into 15 groups in advance.
There are two students per group in principle
AIMR researchers will supervise the students in their laboratories for four days.
In addition, ASSM 2012 provides various activities that expose students to the attractiveness of Materials Science and enrich their academic experiences.
Mercury is emitted into the environment via natural processes such as volcanic eruptions and industrial processes in large refineries and coal fired electricity generation facilities. This PhD research project aims to deliver highly sensitive and selective sensors for the online monitoring of mercury which can operate under the harsh environments found in many industrial applications. The research project will focus on developing tailored nano-engineered metallic and bimetallic surfaces through facile electrochemical and chemical methods and studying their interaction with mercury vapour at the nano level.
The positions are based at the City campus of the School of Applied Sciences through a joint collaborative project with Alcoa World Alumina (Australia) and BHP Billiton.
Two scholarships available, each valued at $27,000 per year for 3 years
Open to both local and international students.
The successful applicants will have a first class honours Bachelor degree in either applied sciences or chemical engineering, with a strong desire to work in the field of chemical sensors and/or material sciences.
Fully funded 3-year PhD Studentships in Intelligent Transport Systems
Applications are invited for a full-time funded Studentship. The award covers the cost of the fees and a bursary of £15,150 pa for EU Students or £14,050 for International Students.
Entry requirements: applicants should hold either a first class honours degree or upper second first degree (or equivalent) in Applied Chemistry, Materials Science or Materials Engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with a relevant Masters (at Merit or equivalent or above) in Polymer Chemistry. Exceptional candidates with relevant experience of adhesive formulations will be considered. For students without English as a first language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 is required. It is intended that the studentships should start at the beginning of October 2011.
Intelligent Transport Systems
This PhD studentship is part of Doctoral Training Programme developed to support the research and training of students in Intelligent Transport Systems within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes University. The studentship available is focussed on the development of rapid assembly and disassembly joining solutions for the modular construction of road vehicles.
Adhesive bonding is often the most suitable joining method for multi-layered components, providing good fixity combined with minimal weight increases. However, assembly of these components using adhesive technology is often slow in comparison to more traditional joining technologies, seriously hindering the ability to meet the requirements of mass volume production. Likewise, disassembly although becoming increasingly important for end-of-life recycling, maintenance or repair scenarios remains extremely difficult and often impractical.
2011-2012 MMI-CSIRO PhD Materials Science Scholarship
The MMI-CSIRO Materials Science PhD Scholarship Program is a newly established research initiative between the Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI) of the University of Melbourne and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to support outstanding prospective PhD candidates in the areas of materials science including physics, chemistry, chemical and bimolecular engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, medicine, dentistry, immunology and other related fields.
Open to both Australian and international students who will enrol or are enrolled in PhD program at the University of Melbourne in the interdisciplinary field of materials science.
Each PhD scholarship includes a generous tax free living stipend valued at AUD 30,000 per annum and fee remission scholarship for international candidates. Recipients of UoM graduate research scholarships (e.g. APA, MRS, IPRS, MIRS/MIFRS, FMS) may receive a top-up to the total sum of $30,000 per annum.
Open to both local (Australian citizens and permanent residents) and international students. Successful applicants will be required to satisfy the entry requirements for a PhD at the University of Melbourne. The key academic requirements that applicants must meet are (i) completion of tertiary studies that are at least equivalent to a four-year honours degree at an Australian university, and (ii) completion of a research project/component as part of their tertiary studies that accounts for at least 25% of their year’s work at 4th year or Masters level. Recipients of this prestigious scholarship program are expected to hold a first class honours degree or GPA above 3.6 or equivalent.
MaMaSELF – Master in Materials Science Exploring Large scale Facilities is a two year European Master program in Materials Science, which aims to teach the application of “Large Scale Facilities” for the characterization and development of materials.
Modern life and globalisation imply new and additional exigencies for scientists and scientific engineers in the field of scientific and industrial competitiveness. This holds specifically for the development of new technologies and new materials which are important key-products and which contribute to the technological and scientific competitiveness of highly industrialized countries. The characterisation of these materials and also the optimising of technologies strongly demand sophisticated methods, some of them uniquely available at “Large Scale Facilities” using neutrons or synchrotron radiation.
MaMaSELF is a two-year full time European Masters program in Materials Science, building up a European platform, strongly involving “Large Scale Research Facilities”. The Masters degree is delivered by two or three out of four universities: Rennes1 (F), Torino (I), TUM and LMU at München (DE).
This Master aims to promote the scientific collaboration between Universities, Large Scale Facilities and Industry. Its main objective is to achieve skilled scientists in Materials Science together with an advanced knowledge in the use of Large Scale Facilities for the characterization of high tech materials.
The Governing Body of Darwin College, Cambridge, and Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited jointly invite applications for a non-stipendiary Research Fellowship supporting interdisciplinary research, tenable at Darwin College, Cambridge, and sponsored by Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited.
Candidates` research interests may be in Chemistry, Physics, Geophysics, Mathematics, Engineering (including Chemical Engineering), Biosciences and Materials Science. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue interdisciplinary research during the tenure of the Fellowship and will be expected to organise seminars and meetings to promote innovative work across disciplinary boundaries. The Fellow would be encouraged to establish links with Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited if appropriate. The Fellowship is open to men and women from any university, irrespective of age, and is intended for outstanding researchers who are completing, or who have recently completed, their PhD Degree. No candidate should have completed in total more than seven years of postgraduate research by 1 October 2011. The function of this Fellowship is to provide a formal, supported starting point for an academic career.
Applications (7 copies) should be sent to the Master, Darwin College, Cambridge CB3 9EU, to arrive by 14 January 2011. Election will be made in May 2011 and the Fellowship will run for two years from 1 October 2011, or from an alternative date soon afterwards to be agreed.
PhD Position in a BILAT project between Norway and Japan at NTNU “Vacancies in aluminum alloys in a context of trace elements and recycling”
We primary seek candidates with a Master in Materials Science or Solid State Physics, motivated for experimental activities in the fields of aluminum alloys according to a BILAT project between Norway and Japan. The purpose of the bilateral project, called `Norwegian-Japanese Al-Mg-Si Alloy Precipitation Project`, is as follows: `The primary objective is to identify impact of selected trace elements on precipitation and study vacancies in relation to trace elements in Al-Mg-Si alloys. This will be done in a bilateral Norwegian/Japanese research collaboration between Norway (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) / SINTEF / Hydro Aluminum) and Japan (University of Toyama /Tokyo institute of Technology). Building up competence to understand these fundamental issues will be of general importance for the light metals community and can assist Hydro in increasing the quality and reduce the energy consumption in their future Aluminum products`.
The PhD project is called `Vacancies in aluminum alloys in a context of trace elements and recycling`. Here experiments and calculations will be used to focus on vacancies, how they bind with solute, their effects on diffusion, nucleation of precipitates, in special relation to the trace elements in 6xxx alloys. In this study we aim at detecting vacancies (indirectly or directly) preferably via solute-vacancy pairs. To study some features of the vacancies various advanced microscopy analytical techniques like scanning TEM (STEM), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) may be used. The more recent techniques Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy (PAS) / Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy (PALS) are probably most significant, because they are specially suited for the study of vacancies or pores in materials. Here one aim is to find the factors that make it possible to control the strength increase taking place at room temperature just after cooling from extrusion (prior to final ageing). This is believed to be driven solely by vacancies. Studying vacancies is a challenging task. However, with the use of several independent methods, the combination of the two projects, the previous experience in precipitation and precipitate structure for these alloys, and at last, the long industrial research with these materials, it is expected that new insights will be achieved.