Doctoral Candidate 5 : How Does The Kinetics Of Vitrimer Bond Exchange Influence The Properties Of Polymer-Vitrimer Systems?

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November 30, 2023
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9 Oct 2023

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University of Ioannina


Dept. of Physics University of Ioannina

Research Field

Engineering » Materials engineering

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First Stage Researcher (R1)



Application Deadline

30 Nov 2023 - 12:00 (Europe/Brussels)

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Job Status


Hours Per Week


Offer Starting Date

1 Jan 2024

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Reference Number

DC 5

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Offer Description

Horizon Europe - Marie Sklodowska-Curie - Doctoral Networks ReBond: A Universal platform for recycling plastic waste using dynamic covalent bonds Doctoral Candidate 5 : How does the kinetics of vitrimer bond exchange influence the properties of polymer-vitrimer systems?

Dept. of Physics University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France.

This PhD project is part of the European Doctoral Network ‘ReBond', which involves eight Universities, five industrial partners and 15 PhD students. By combining the expertise of the different partners in synthesis, advanced characterization, linear and nonlinear dynamics, mechanical properties, modelling, and plastic product development and processing, we shall uncover the underpinning relationships among processing and performance of vitrimer- based recycled plastics and elastomers.

Within this framework, the specific objectives of this PhD are to understand the influence of composition, structure, mechanical deformation and flow on the local dynamics of vitrimers. Our objective is to go beyond the state of the art by obtaining a better understanding of the vitrimer dynamics.

The proposed research is based on experimental techniques, mainly dielectric spectroscopy as well as by coupling scattering techniques, multispeckle dynamic light scattering, and wide-angle (WAXS) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), to an elongation set-up. ReBond is a highly interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial project, the groups involved are world-leaders in their fields, and the tasks strategically designed to ensure strong synergies. It offers young researchers an extraordinarily diverse training platform with a deep grasp of soft matter and unique exposure to industrial environment, needed to address emerging scientific and technological challenges.

The research will be conducted in University of Ioannina (Greece) and in CNRS (France). A three-month secondment in Leeds (UK) is also scheduled. Besides, we expect to run experiments coupling SAXS and WAXS to mechanical deformation using large scale facilities. The successful candidate will gain significant knowledge in polymer dynamics as well as in scattering techniques. We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student with an excellent CV. The applicant must have a master's degree in physics, materials science, or engineering. Good knowledge of polymer/soft matter physics is required. Additional knowledge of dielectric/impedance spectroscopy, mechanical and/or scattering techniques is a plus.

Applications should be sent by email (a single pdf file containing a detailed CV, a transcript of marks obtained during the Master, a motivation letter, and the names of two referees) to:[email protected].

The applicant has to clearly indicate the number of the project(s) for which he/she is applying.

Starting dates: between October 2023 and December 2023.

Project duration: 22 Months at the University of Ioannina (Greece) and 11 Months at CNRS (Montpellier) and 3 Months at ULeeds


Research Field

Engineering » Materials engineering

Education Level

Master Degree or equivalent


The applicant must have a Master's degree in engineering, material science or physics. Good knowledge of polymers physics and rheology is required. Additional knowledge in scientific programming and coding is a plus.





Research Field

Engineering » Materials engineering
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Eligibility criteria

The candidate must fulfill the mobility conditions required by E.U.

Selection process

All applications are centralized by the project manager of ReBond and will be discussed internally.

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