Aerogels are low density solids with high open porosity and surface area, with exceptionally low thermal conductivities and high acoustic attenuation. In this program we aim to pave the way towards the next generation of organic aerogels with outstanding mechanical, chemical and thermal stability, and flame retardancy. The research activities will include the synthesis of new monomers, optimization of polymer structure (chemical composition and architecture), aerogel properties (density, porosity, mechanics, thermal conductivity, etc.) as well as the understanding of correlation between the chemistry, sol-gel process and the final aerogel properties. These novel high-performance aerogels can be envisioned as lightweight super-insulating materials in aerospace applications and more down-to-Earth uses in construction and transportation, as well as in energy storage and catalytic applications.
We offer a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious, multidisciplinary research team in the Polymer Performance Materials group of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.
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Please contact prof.dr. Željko Tomović, z.tomovic[at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 5294.
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