This is a PhD project at the interface between nanotechnology, 3D printing and advanced methods for aerospace composite sensing. It will be carried out jointly at the research groups of Prof. C. González and Dr Juan J. Vilatela, as part of a European consortium of leading companies and academic institutions.
The candidate will first establish a framework to rationalise the piezoresistive properties of yarns of carbon nanotubes combined with polymer matrices. He/she will also contribute to developing methods for 3D-printing of continuous fibres of CNTs, jointly with partners in Europe and an industrial supplier. A following objective is to integrate these nanostructured fibres in structural composites, and develop methods for signal processing and detection of damage and other phenomena.
Undergraduate and master’s degrees in disciplines related to materials science, nanotechnology and/or mechanical engineering and solid mechanics with experience in modelling and simulation.
Strong interest in experimental work is essential.
Previous experience on characterisation of nanomaterials and/or manufacturing and study of structural composites will be positively evaluated.
Command of written and spoken English is a prerequisite.
Starting date: Available immediately; open until filled.
Full time contract including social security coverage.Besides on-the-job technical training, IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to train the Institute’s scientists and staff in “soft” or transversal skills. See the available training here: https://materials.imdea.org/career/transversal-training-2
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Interested candidates may apply here: http://jobs.materials.imdea.org/offer/161/apply
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