Do you want to work with innovative materials and coatings? And do you want to develop products that contribute to the energy transition? Then this PhD vacancy is what you are looking for!
In this PhD project you will create a smart infrared light (IR) reflector foil that can be placed on a window. IR light makes up 50% of the total sunlight energy and is a significant interior heating source of buildings. Your foil will autonomously and reversibly change between an IR reflective and a transparent state upon heating/cooling, all the while remaining transparent to visible light. Thus, the ‘smart’ temperature responsive IR reflector will reject IR at higher temperatures, reducing heating of the indoor space and the load on air conditioning systems. If this can be done, it will be a major step towards the construction of energy neutral buildings.
In this multidisciplinary project you will work together with industrial partners, spin-off companies, institutes and other universities.
We seek for highly talented, motivated, and enthusiastic candidates with an MSc degree in polymer sciences.
The successful candidate has a solid background in polymer materials, as well as good communication skills, is fluent in English, and should have a strong motivation to do scientific research in an interdisciplinary team.
Experience with the synthesis and characterization of stimuli-responsive polymers is desirable.
An interview and a scientific presentation are part of the selection process.
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.
Curious to hear more about what it’s like as a PhD candidate at TU/e? Please view the video.
For more information, please contact prof. dr. Albert P.H.J. Schenning +31 (0)40 247 3264 / a.p.h.j.schenning[at]tue.nl.
Further information about Eindhoven University of Technology and the department of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry can be found at www.chem.tue.nl.
Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!
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