Jumat, 21 Juni 2013

PhDs and Postdoc di KULeuven : Polymeric membranes for gas separations

Polymeric membranes for gas separations: 3 PhDs
In the frame of an EU-funded Initial Training Networks (EID type), coordinated by Fujifilm (Tilburg, The Netherlands) with KU Leuven (Belgium) as a partner, and TNO (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands) and University der Bundeswehr Munchen (Germany) as associated partners, positions are available for 3 PhD students. The research will involve the development of advanced polymer based gas separation membranes.
Specific research topics:
                      1. Novel Mixed Matrix Membrane (MMM) for gas separation.
                      2. Novel thin layer composite membrane for gas separation by PEC (Poly Electrolyte Complexes).
                      3. Versitile / robust porous substrate for multi-layered composite membrane for gas separation membrane.
Basic conditions:
              - MSc degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science or comparable.
              - Young scientists with no more than 4 years of full time research experience. (EU requirement)
              - Can adopt to mobile nature of this program (relatively frequent change of location between the 4 collaborating partners)
Specific profile for topic 1 (WP1) :  Novel high performance Mixed Matrix Membrane (MMM)
              Back-ground / experience: Chemistry or Chemical engineering.
              Knowledge / experience: membrane science, polymer/material science
Specific profile for topic 2 (WP2):  Novel thin composite membrane concepts based on PEC (Polyelectrolyte Complex)
              Back-ground: Chemistry or Chemical engineering (preferably chemistry).
              Knowledge / experience: membrane science, polymer/material science
Specific profile for topic 3 (WP3):  Novel robust membrane support
              Back-ground / experience: Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical engineering (preferably chemistry).
              Knowledge / experience: membrane science, polymer/material science.
Anticipated starting date: October 1st 2013
Detailed employment conditions will be shared upon contact.
If interested: please send your CV asap to 
ivo.vankelecom@biw.kuleuven.be

1 postdoc
Research field: development of polymer-based membranes for a variety of applications (the applications can be selected from the fields of membrane bioreactors, gas separation, (solvent resistant) nanofiltration, forward and pressure retarded osmosis, redox flow batteries)
Main focus will be on preparation via phase inversion. Preparation of mixed matrix membranes can also be included.
Contract for at least 1 year; high chances to become extended.
Anticipated starting date: Asap
If interested: please send your CV asap to ivo.vankelecom@biw.kuleuven.be

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