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  1. ESR10 experimental position with George Petekidis: Slow Dynamics, ageing and yielding of glasses and gels of rodlike particles 

The candidate will study the mechanical properties, slow dynamics and ageing of glasses and gels of rod-like particles as a function of interparticle interactions, rod flexibility and volume fraction. Linear mechanical properties and translational and rotational dynamics will be investigated through rheometry and light scattering using experimental systems with tunable repulsive and attractive interactions. Yielding of glasses and gels under shear (steady and oscillatory) will be studied combining rheology and DLS. The candidate should hold a Masters degree in Physics, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field and have a good background in Soft Matter Science. Experience in experimental techniques such as light scattering and rheology is desirable.

Applications for this position have now CLOSED.

  1. ESR11 experimental position with Maria Vamvakaki: Anisotropic particles: Synthesis and characterization of responsive rod-like colloids and applications in consumer goods

The candidate will synthesize anisotropic particles based on temperature sensitive polymer coated virus and silica particles. The systems will be characterized by various techniques such as SEM/TEM and static and dynamic light scattering in dilute suspensions. Structure and dynamics will be studied as a function of the particle characteristics and the suspension concentration. Applications in consumer products and industrial systems will be exploited. The candidate should hold a Masters degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field and have a good background in Soft Matter Science. Experience in polymer and colloidal chemistry is desirable.

Applications for this position have now CLOSED.