King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Surface Science: Adhesion and Wetting

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Project: Surfaces with liquid and dust repellency

We solicit applications for a postdoctoral position in Professor Himanshu Mishra’s research Group (Interfacial Lab) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia (https://interfaciallab.kaust.edu.sa).

Description: Creating surfaces that repel dust could dramatically improve the energy efficiency of solar cells and reduce cleaning costs for buildings. With our group’s expertise in biomimetics, micro and nano textured surfaces, liquid repellency, and interfacial electrification, we are investigating this problem.

Physicists, electrical engineers, mechanical/materials/chemical/aeronautics engineers are encouraged to apply.

Sample publications: Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2020, DOI:10.1002/admi.202001268; Nature Communications, 2018, 9, Article Number: 3606; Scientific Reports, 2020, 10, Article number: 7934; Science Advances, 2020, Vol. 6, No. 13, eaax6192; Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 5285
 

About KAUST:

KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing scientific and technological education and research, acting as a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in the region and the world. Our research strives to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment. Based near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, KAUST has attracted top-notch faculty and staff from all over the world, with more than 80 nations represented on campus.

KAUST offers excellent academic and social atmosphere. Postdocs and PhD scholars enjoy highly competitive salaries and benefits, along with a truly global exposure through colleagues from over 100 nationalities. Join us for an adventure!

For further information about KAUST, postdoctoral life/benefits, social life, etc., please visit:

https://interfaciallab.kaust.edu.sa
https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v532/n7600_supp_ni/full/532S19a.html

At KAUST, we attract people from all around the world who want to create impact beyond their own achievements. Irrespective of their national origins, the people of KAUST are “people of the world” who uphold our values of achievement, passion, inspiration, citizenship, diversity, integrity, and openness. Located on the beautiful Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, KAUST sets exceptional standards in residences, recreational facilities and boasts a truly multicultural community environment which can be enjoyed by all, along with ample opportunities and time to keep work and life in harmony. Expats are very well looked after, with packages including tax-free salary, relocation, accommodation and various additional incentives.

Expectations:

  • Experience in micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, such as photolithography, dry etching, e-beam lithography, two-photon polymerization, III-D printing, SLIPS fabrication, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of capillarity, fluid dynamics, and heat & mass transfer. Knowledge of CFD and/or FEM software is a plus
  • We expect the individual to be curiosity-driven, dedicated, and a critical thinker.

Please provide a cover letter, CV and names and contact details of three referees.

Job details

Title
Postdoctoral Fellow in Surface Science: Adhesion and Wetting
Location
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Published
2021-09-30
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