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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
Our Department of Functional Materials has an opening for a
This work is a collaboration between Lab of Advanced Fibers at Empa (St. Gallen, Switzerland) and the University of Leoben (Montanuniversität, Leoben, Austria). The PhD student will be working full-time at Empa.
About the position: Mechanical recycling is the most common technique for PET. During this process, proper control of the molecular integrity is crucial, since there is a direct relationship between the properties of PET and its molecular structure. However, this task is extremely daunting as PET molecules can undergo various undesired physio-chemical degradation pathways. In this project, we intend to control the underlying chemical reactions that impair the molecular integrity of PET by phosphorus-containing additives.
This position is immediately available for a planned duration of 36 months. You work in an international interdisciplinary team with cutting-edge equipment in computational modeling, melt-processing machinery, rheological characterization, and polymer analytics.
For further information about the position please contact Dr. Ali Gooneie (email@example.com), or Prof. Clemens Holzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) andvisit our website www.empa.ch/web/s402 and our Empa-Video.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation (one page), CV including publications list, diplomas with transcripts of records and contact details of at least two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Esther Zürcher, Human Resources, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland.
|Title||PhD Position on "Mechanical and chemical improvements of PET recycling with eco-friendly additive chemistry"|
|Job location||Ueberlandstrasse 129 , CH-8600 Dübendorf|
|Published||July 31, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Molecular Chemistry,   Physical Chemistry,   Polymer Chemistry,   Computational Chemistry  |