07. January 2013 - University of Newcastle
Functional Mesostructured Materials in Ionic Liquids
Postdoctoral position - Ionic Liquids
07. January 2013 - University of Newcastle
Functional Mesostructured Materials in Ionic Liquids
Postdoctoral position - Ionic Liquids
Employer
University of Newcastle
Location

Australia

Introduction

Expressions of interest are invited for a postdoctoral research position funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project working under the supervision of A/Prof Rob Atkin and Dr Grant Webber at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Fixed Term Contract – Up to two years subject to satisfactory
performance.

Job description

The project will use Ionic Liquids (ILs) in place of conventional molecular liquids as solvents in soft matter assemblies. ILs have advantages over conventional solvents due to their remarkable physical properties, which includes thermal conductivity and stability, and low volatility. We will exploit our capacity to tune intermolecular interactions to produce mesostructured materials in ILs, including surfactant and polymer assemblies, nanofluids, and clay – polymer composites. These new hybrid materials will combine the useful properties of the mesostructured material with the advantageous physical properties of ILs.

Requested Profile

You should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in chemistry, chemical physics, or related areas, and have a proven record of experience with one or more of the following: radiation scattering or reflection techniques, atomic force microscopy, quartz crystal microbalance, and the physical properties of ionic liquids.

Contact
Name

A/Prof Rob Atkin and Dr Grant Webber

E-Mail
Address

ARC Future Fellow

Discipline of Chemistry

University of Newcastle

Callaghan, NSW 2308

Australia

How to Apply

Expressions of interest: should be emailed to Rob Atkin
(rob.atkin at newcastle.edu.au) and include a full academic C.V. and contact details for two referees.

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