PhD studentship: Camouflage Materials Synthesis and Characterisation

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Company: Cranfield University

Department: Defence Chemistry

Hours: Full Time

Type / Role: PhD

Phone: +44-1472 3442535

Fax: +44-1267 9997802

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Detail information about job PhD studentship: Camouflage Materials Synthesis and Characterisation. Terms and conditions vacancy

Interviewing: Week commencing 25th Sept

Start Date: October 2017

Eligibility: UK, EU national

Duration of award: 3 years

Supervisor: Dr. Monir Moniruzzaman Dr Ranko Vrcelj

A fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship is available for immediate start. This exciting project will involve a class of small molecules that are able to change colour and texture/shape under different illumination conditions, thereby changing the appearance of any surface they coat.

This project is designed to support exciting, pioneering research with the aim of opening up new avenues for progress in responsive materials, offering a visionary and ambitious vista across a wide spectrum of science and technology. It involves interweaving behaviours in materials ranging between structural chemistry and optical technology.

The project focus is the design and synthesis of organic molecules and characterising their stimuli-induced optical, physical and fatigue properties.

It will also be necessary to synthesise polymers and/or blend this materials with commercially available polymers to assess their colour and shape changing behaviour.

As a part of working in this industrially sponsored project, the student will work in close collaboration with Malvern Optical Ltd. He/she will need to present their research findings regularly to the project team.

Entry requirements:

Applicants are required to a have a first degree with minimum 2.1 in Chemistry or a recognised equivalent. Skills in small organic molecules synthesis, photo-responsive molecules in particular, will be an advantage. The candidate should be self-motivated, have good communication skills for regular interaction with other stakeholders.

Funding:

Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is available to UK/EU nationals only. Sponsored by Malvern Optical Ltd and Cranfield University, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £17,000 p.a. (tax free) plus fees* for three years.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications with a covering letter and CV, including the names of two academic referees via email to [email protected] Informal enquiries for further information about the project can be made to Dr M. Moniruzzaman [Tel. +44(0)1793 785391].

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