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Open positions at FMolina-Lopez Research Lab
Inducing molecular alignment in thermoelectric polymers for improved performance: The goal of this Ph.D. research is to study the morphology of polymer-based thermoelectrics fabricated with a novel 3D printing technique that uses an external electric field to induce high molecular alignment in the polymer. The high molecular alignment is expected to result in a boost in the polymer thermoelectric performance. The material morphology will be correlated with the final performance. The interaction between the polymer and the electric field must be understood and theoretically described.
This project is funded by a European Union H2020 ERC grant 3DALIGN. The ideal starting date is October 2021. If you are interested, please click here for more information and to apply through the KU Leuven doctoral school. Hurry up, the deadline for application is August 15th!
There are currently no open positions. However, we are always happy to hear from outstanding motivated candidates!