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In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.
The Division of Materials Science at Luleå University of Technology invites highly motivated candidates with an interest in conducting research in Engineering Materials with a focus on design of materials for insulation of houses from fossil free materials on a postdoctoral position. The research subject “Engineering Materials” has ongoing research programs that span broad research areas in metallic and ceramic materials (high-temperature intermetallic, space materials, high-strength steels, porous ceramic materials and materials intended for energy recovery). The division is part of the Department of Engineering Science and Mathematics. At the department, there are several other research topics with activities that border on material technology, such as materials mechanics and machine elements. In the undergraduate program, the main two programs focusing on international profile of the Division of Materials Science are important for the department, namely the EEIGM master's engineering program and the AMASE master's program. Within these educations, many students perform project work and degree projects in projects related to our research. The research subject of Engineering Materials consists of five senior researchers, two technicians and nine doctoral students.
Subject description Engineering Materials carries out research on the composition and production of materials as well as on the structure and properties of materials.
Project description The development of the insulation materials from natural minerals, wood, and biomass resources would offer a great advantage since they would provide a way to reduce carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequestrate it in the building insulation. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the green buildings by generating sustainable natural minerals and woody biomass- based thermal insulation materials that will minimize environmental pollution but provide high energy efficiency and support a circular carbon-neutral economy. A lot of effort will be put into scaling from laboratory to product development. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely will companies MoRe AB, Nouryon AB and Lindepac AB for the development and scale up of the insulation products.
The experimental work is expected to take place at LTU in the division of materials science and MoRe AB at Örnsköldsvik. The laboratories are equipped with processing facilities, SEM, DSC, TGA, characterization of mechanical property and has access to X-ray diffraction systems with high temperature. The project is planned to start from February 2023 and last for one year and 6 months.
Duties Working as a postdoctoral fellow uses great opportunities to define their daily tasks and how they are to be carried out. You will act and train as a project manager and this is combined with your own education and development.
Qualifications The candidate must have a doctoral degree in materials science, chemistry or chemical engineering and have good knowledge, experience, and a good publication report on porous materials. The candidate must be good at written and oral English. Experience in processing science, porous materials and synthetic chemistry is an advantage.
Information Individuelly salary. The postdoctoral position is located at the Department of Engineering Science and Mathematics, Department of Materials Science. Place of employment is Luleå.
The employment is limited to 2 years.
For further information please contact: Professor Farid Akhtar, [email protected] or Sara Wallsten: [email protected]
Union representatives: SACO-Kjell Johansson, [email protected] Phone: +46 (0)920-491529 or OFR- Lars Frisk, [email protected] Phone: +46 (0)920-491792.
Application We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below where you attach a personal letter as well as a CV / curriculum vitae and diploma and a research plan on one page to complete the project. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Applications and diplomas must be written in Swedish or English.
Last day to apply: January, 19th 2023 Reference number: 4752-2022