Linköping University (Sweden) is recruiting a PhD student and a
Post-doctoral researcher for structural studies of antifouling polymer
coatings using neutron reflectometry.
The PhD student and the post-doctoral research fellow will participate
in a project on structural characterization of antifouling polymers,
aiming at understanding how antifouling properties are related to the
molecular structure of swollen hydrophilic polymers. This project
includes preparation of polymeric coatings, physico-chemical
characterization of these, and studies of protein resistance,
bioadhesion or marine fouling onto these coatings. The polymers are
synthesized via, for example, SI-ATRP or initiator-free
photopolymerization (SIPGP). Structural characterization will be carried out using spectroscopic ellipsometry and QCM-D, and in particular, by neutron reflectivity. The project has a strong multidisciplinary character, and the weight of the different project components can be adjusted depending on the backgrounds of the applicants.
Dr Thomas Ederth
For further details about the positions, and information about the
application procedure, please go to Linköping University’s website:
http://www.liu.se/jobba/lediga-jobb?l=en&sc=true (Filter by department