QLUSTER - One (1) PhD candidate position

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QLUSTER - One (1) PhD candidate position

Position Description

Consider mixed shape colloids (eg spheres and rods) of different softness. A starting point can be grafted particles, by varying grafting density. Also, same shape, different size. Finally, replace matrix (molecular or viscoelastic material). Focus on nonlinear shear and uniaxial extensional rheology. A 3D mapping diagram of molecular parameters vs rheological state is targeted. Subsequently, important effects such as thixotropy, Payne effect and instabilities will be investigated. A connection to structure will be attempted. Interpretation using simulations (via collaboration) is also planned.

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Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree and Master's in fields covering soft matter fundamentals (e.g., chemical engineering, physics, materials science) 
  • Background in physical chemistry and rheology 
  • Laboratory experience with properties of soft materials (polymeric, colloidal), especially rheology 
  • Recommendation letters 
  • Presentation/communication skills

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications to the address (hr@iesl.forth.gr), with cc to the P.I., Prof. D. Vlassopoulos (dvlasso@iesl.forth.gr).


In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application Form (form Greek or form English to the left)
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (CV) of the candidate
  • Scanned Copies of academic titles
  • Certificate for enrollment in a PhD program

Appointment Duration

12 - 36 months
Announcement Date: 18.01.2023
Closing Date: 17.02.2023
Institute: Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser