One PhD and one post doctoral position in “Multi-scale Modeling" at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
The Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces a vacant PhD position and a vacant post doctoral position in the area of multi-scale modelling of mono-sized polymer particles. The two positions will be a part of the new NANOMAT KMB project “From Molecular Structures to Mechanical Properties: Multi-scale Modelling for Polymer Particles (MS2MP)”, funded by the Research Council of Norway. A series of new applications of the Ugelstad polymer particles within the electronics industry have recently been developed. Mechanical properties are extremely important in these novel applications. The main goals of the project are to develop a multi-scale modelling methodology to predict the macroscopic mechanical properties of selected polymer particles from their nano-scale molecular structures, and provide fundamental knowledge for the industry to tailor-make polymer particles with optimised mechanical properties. The project will be in close collaboration with Prof. Jacob Fish, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA.
Dept. of Structural Engineering has more than 50 young, hard working and social PhD students and post doctoral fellows, and is well-equipped with experimental facilities including the recently established state-of-the-art NTNU Nanomechanical lab.
Detailed information about the positions can be found in the attached announcement.