Postdoc / Researcher Graphene Inks (V37.2890)

Postdoc / Researcher Graphene Inks

(Post-doctoral) Researcher
Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
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Project description
The project focuses on the liquid phase processing of graphite to graphene to conductive inks. More specifically, starting from graphite, via intercalation and thermal expansion, graphene dispersions containing polymeric stabilizers in industrially relevant solvents are prepared that can be utilized in printed electronics, flexible PV or energy storage. The goals of these studies are to: 1) enable screen printing at high definition to realize antennae’s and RF passive devices; 2) maximize the conductivity of deposited structures for PV applications; 3) realize flexible and stretchable conductors and sensors for printed electronics; and 4) tune porosity and conductivity of deposited structures / coatings for energy storage applications.
The project will be carried out at TU Eindhoven within the framework of the Graphene Flagship, a European initiative that combines the expertise of more than 150 institutions on graphene and related 2D materials. The initiative aims at utilizing the exceptional properties of graphene such as excellent electrical conductivity, environmental stability and mechanical strength from the realm of academic laboratories into European society in the space of 10 years, thus generating economic growth, new jobs and new opportunities.

Job description
The Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry (SMG) of Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated researcher for a 1 year project. The research of our group focusses on the synthesis and characterization of bio-inspired and multiscale materials. By combining synthesis and characterization we aim at reaching a fundamental understanding of the chemical and physical processes involved in the assembly of multiscale structures. In our studies we combine the use of both bottom-up and top-down approaches to generate hybrid materials from polymeric, mineral and carbon based building blocks.

Job requirements

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic, academically qualified chemist or material scientist with a strong background in physical chemistry, rheology or colloidal dispersions/coatings/inks. The candidates should have affinity to multi-disciplinary and multi-analytical
problems and the ability to work in a team with chemists and physicists. Given the scope of the project interest in 2D materials and experience with conductive composites is a must. Expertise in rheological characterization, printing and subsequent electrical and structural characterization of deposited layers is a strong plus. Analytical abilities, independent attitude, initiative, excellent communicative skills and proficiency in the English language are prerequisites.

Conditions of employment

We offer a challenging job for 1 year in a highly motivated team at a dynamic and ambitious University. You will work with state-of-the-art equipment and you will be part of a high profile multidisciplinary collaboration where expertise of a variety of disciplines comes together. The TU/e is located in the smartest regions of the world en part of the European technology hotspot ‘Brainport Eindhoven’; well-known because of many high-tech industries and start-ups. The place to be for a talented scientist! 
The gross monthly salary in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), starts at € 3.068,- gross per month, depending on your experience and qualification. Besides this the TU/e has holiday- and end-of the year allowances, an excellent package of attractive benefits for employees, a child-care facility, and a modern sports complex. Assistance for finding accommodation can be given.

Information and application

For more information about this vacancy you can contact dr. Friedrich (e-mail:
Information about terms of employment can be obtained from Christine van Beijsterveldt, HR advisor, email: Further information about Eindhoven University of Technology and the department of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry can be found at

Please send your application via the apply-now button and upload your detailed CV, a complete list of courses taken and grades obtained, a short motivation and at least two references via our website. Send your application documents before 18th of April, 2017. 
Review of applications will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.