This PhD research will focus on developing techniques and procedures for the optimal reuse of materials from renovation projects. Some of the research aims that this project will develop are:
This research will try to answer these questions by studying the output of a complex crushing and sorting technique developed at the TU/e, from physical, chemical and environmental points of view. The further development and optimization of the installation, as well as designing novel materials incorporating the recycled streams will be central to the project. The environmental impact of the novel materials will be integrally assessed during their 2nd lifetime using LCAs.
The Building Materials group contains 22 PhDs, 2 postdocs, 3 assistant professors, 1 associate professor and 1 full professor who all work on new, sustainable materials containing or synthesised from secondary raw materials with good chemical, physical and aesthetic properties and added functionalities. Examples are fly ashes, nano-silica, aerogels, slags, agricultural and industrial wastes or recycled aggregates. Functionality is introduced by incorporating photocatalytic powder or phase changing materials for example.
The research group possesses an excellent well-equipped and –staffed building material laboratory for physical/chemical/mechanical/environmental testing. It has close contacts with the building material industry and is frequently cooperating with other researchers, both domestic and abroad.
We are looking for excellent and highly motivated candidates with a MSc degree in a field related to materials, such as civil/mechanical/chemical engineering, earth sciences, physics, chemistry, or similar disciplines with an interest in physical/chemical processes. You should be able to work independently, have strong communication skills and the attitude to participate successfully in an international and multidisciplinary team.
Any of the following could be considered an advantage and should be mentioned in the motivation letter:
A sufficient English language level, both written and spoken, is required. Proofs of English level (such as certificates, coursework followed in English, manuscripts written in English etc.) should be mentioned.
Candidates who already hold the title of PhD/Doctor will not be considered for the current vacancy.
We offer you:
For more information about the project and any informal enquiries, please contact dr. M.V.A. Florea, e-mail m.v.a.florea[at]tue.nl, dr. K. Schollbach, e-mail: k.schollbach[at]tue.nl or prof. H.J.H. Brouwers, e-mail jos.brouwers[at]tue.nl.
Information about the employment conditions can be found here: https://www.tue.nl/en/working-at-tue/why-tue/compensation-and-benefits/
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Deadline for application: May 31, 2020
Project starting date: August 1, 2020