monomer and polymer synthesis (V23.0628)Job description
Renewable monomer and polymer synthesis and application as well as recycling innovation
This research initiative aims to develop innovative biopolymers with superior biodegradability and optimal thermal and mechanical attributes for various technical applications. By systematically varying critical parameters, we seek to engineer the chemical structure of biopolymers, leveraging insights from related research. This involves adjusting factors such as the ratio of aromatic to aliphatic monomers, the ester-to-amide ratio, and the methyl-to- ester ratio in the backbone. The synthesized biopolymers will be comprehensively characterized to understand their chemical and physical properties, including utilizing techniques such as NMR, GPC, DSC, and TGA. Furthermore, investigations into effective depolymerization strategies for chemically recycling these biopolymers as well as mechanical recycling will be conducted, contributing to the development of sustainable materials for the future.
By joining this project, you will be at the forefront of cutting-edge research, working collaboratively with leading experts and organizations to shape the future of sustainable materials.
Organisation The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the largest faculty within the University. We offer exclusive education and research in a wide range of science and engineering disciplines, from classical disciplines such as mathematics, astronomy and mechanical engineering, to interdisciplinary fields such as artificial intelligence, pharmacy and nanoscience. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.
Research environment The research will be conducted in the Macromolecular Chemistry and New Polymeric Materials group at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Katja Loos, in close collaboration with NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences.Qualifications
For the PhD position The University offers you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
The intended PhD starting date is as soon as possible.
For the Postdoctoral Researcher position The University offers you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
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