Elevate your career in polymer research at TU/e! Join Prof. Željko Tomović's team to pioneer novel polyols for high-performance PU materials. Dive into a multidisciplinary approach, unraveling structure-property relationships. Be part of cutting-edge research at the forefront of polymer innovation. Embrace a hands-on, ambitious academic environment that sets the standard for international research excellence.
Polyurethane (PU) is one of the most versatile polymers, that appears in an astonishing variety of forms and play a vital role in many industries. Although there are already many different PU materials available, further improvement of the properties as well as development of new functional PU materials will make it suitable to an increased number of applications. In this project, the focus of the research will be on the design, synthesis and characterization of novel polyols for high performance PU materials. The research activities will include understanding of performance profile of new materials and elucidation of structure property relationships by means of various chemical, structural, rheological and mechanical characterization techniques.
The PhD research will be carried out under the supervision of Prof. Željko Tomović in the Polymer Performance Materials group in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the TU/e, which is also the part of the interdisciplinary Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS), in which all polymer-related research groups at the TU/e participate. A description of the group can be found here: https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-groups/polymer-performance-materials.
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Interviews, a scientific presentation and a small writing assignment will be part of the selection procedure.
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