13/04/2018

PhD positions at the Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass in PhD study program: Inorganic technologies and non-metallic materials

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    EngineeringChemical engineering
    PhysicsChemical physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    18/05/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Slovakia › Trenčín
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    25
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

PhD study program: Inorganic technologies and non-metallic materials

Study form: Full time

Length of the program: 4 years (full time)

Academic degree: „philosophiae doctor“ („PhD.“)

Graduates of PhD study program in the area of Inorganic Technology and Non-metallic Materials gain deep knowledge on scientific methods of research related to preparation of new types of non-metallic inorganic materials, with special focus on glass, ceramics, and surface modification of a broad range of various materials, including biomaterials. Graduates are able to solve problems related to inorganic technologies, development and characterization of new materials. They have special knowledge in the area of glass, inorganic binders, ceramic and refractory materials and inorganic additives. They have deep theoretical knowledge in the field of thermodynamics and kinetics and are capable of solving challenging engineering problems in technical practice. Graduates understand methods of studying structures as well as materials characteristics. They speak foreign languages, actively use computer and information systems, are able to work actively in teams, plan their own development within their research field and execute project management. Gained knowledge represents an excellent basis for obtaining a job either in academic or industrial research and development.

Dissertations topics for academic year 2018/2019: 
(for abstracts, visit http://www.funglass.eu/study-programs/doctoral-study-phd/)

1. CORROSION PROTECTION of METAL USING INTEGRATED SELF-HEALING SYSTEMS

Supervisor: prof. Dušan Galusek, FunGlass, Slovakia
Partner research institution: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain; supervised by prof. A. Duràn, Dr. Yolanda Castro

2. GEOPOLYMER-LIKE POROUS MATERIALS FROM ENGINEERED MIXTURES OF INORGANIC WASTE

Supervisor: prof. Dušan Galusek, FunGlass, Slovakia
Partner research institution: Università Degli Studi Padova, Italy; supervised by prof. E. Bernardo
Co–supervisor: Jozef Kraxner, PhD.; FunGlass, Slovakia

3. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF POLYMER-DERIVED GLASS-CERAMICS

Supervisor: prof. Dušan Galusek, FunGlass, Slovakia
Partner research institutions: Università Degli Studi Padova, Italy; supervised by prof. E. Bernardo/ Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; supervised by prof. A. R. Boccaccini

4. A MODEL FOR THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STRUCTURE AND THERMODYNAMICS IN PHOSPHATE GLASSES

Supervisor: Dr. Francisco Munoz, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Partner research institution: FunGlass, Slovakia; supervised by prof. Marek Liška, Mária Chromčíková, PhD.

5. CORROSION AND WEATHERING OF TABLEWARE GLASS

Supervisor: Mária Chromčíková, PhD., FunGlass, Slovakia
Co-supervisor: prof. Marek Liška, FunGlass, Slovakia

6. PHOTOLUMINESCENCE PROPERTIES OF PHOSPHORS BASED ON STOICHIOMETRIC ALUMINATES, SILICATES AND ALUMINA-SILICATES FOR APPLICATIONS IN PC-WLEDS

Supervisor: Robert Klement, PhD., FunGlass, Slovakia
Partner research institution: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany; supervised by prof. L. Wondraczek

7. PREPARATION AND LUMINESCENCE STUDY OF LONG LASTING PHOSPHOPS WITH MELILITE STRUCTURE

Supervisor: Robert Klement, PhD., FunGlass, Slovakia
Partner research institution: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany; supervised by prof. Lothar Wondraczek

8. STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF HYBRID INORGANIC-ORGANIC COATINGS BASED ON NANOMATERIALS

Supervisor: assoc. prof. Alfonz Plško, FunGlass, Slovakia
Co-supervisor: Jana Pagáčová, PhD., Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia

9. A MULTI-ANALYTICAL APPROACH FOR THE OPTIMAL EFFICIENCY OF HISTORICAL GLASS CONSERVATION

Supervisor: prof. Dušan Galusek, FunGlass, Slovakia,
Co-supervisor: prof. Mariangela Vandini, Università di Bologna, Italy/ Dagmar Galusková, PhD., FunGlass, Slovakia

10. INCORPORATION OF FIBROUS/PARTICULATE BIOGLASSES IN HYDROGELS AND OTHER SOFT MATRICES FOR SOFT TISSUE ENGINEERING APPROACHES

HOW TO APPLY
Regarding application process, please, contact Admissions Advisor Ms. Dana Jamborova (dana.jamborova@tnuni.sk) who will provide you with application forms to be submitted.

Deadline for submission of application form and related documents for ac. year 2018/2019:

  • by May 18, 2018 for admission exam (1st term): June 14, 2018

All documents need to be submitted in English. Your application package will not be returned. It needs to include the following:

  • Application form
  • Cover letter, including research interest description
  • CV
  • Copy of diploma

For more information
Regarding additional scientific information, please, contact Director Prof. Dusan Galusek (dusan.galusek@tnuni.sk).

 

Benefits

What we offer

  • Study in a newly established Centre for functional and surface functionalized glass (FunGlass) funded from H2020 program
  • Scholarship to cover the living cost during study
  • Unique opportunity to play an important role in the European project integrating significant international experience
  • Research and studies in two partnering institutions simultaneously
  • In the frame of the study minimum of 1 year internship with one of the international partners at their home sites in Germany, Italy, or Spain under supervision of world leading scientists in the field
  • Opportunity to spend shorter training internships (up to 3 months) at other research institutions in EU.
  • Travel allowance to cover the cost of internship at partners’ institutions
  • Access to international know-how and expertise with top research institutions

Additional comments

The study will take place at the Alexander Dubcek University of Trenčín, at the CENTRE FOR FUNCTIONAL AND SURFACE-FUNCTIONALIZED GLASS (FunGlass) a new research centre established with financial support from the 8th European Framework program for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020. The centre was created in a close cooperation with leading institutions of research and innovation in the field of glass, namely Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany, represented by prof. A. R. Boccaccini), Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany, represented by prof. L. Wondraczek), Spanish National Research Council (Spain, represented by prof. A. Durán) and University of Padova (Italy, represented by prof. E. Bernardo).

The centre is specialized in cutting edge research in the field of glass with special functional properties (luminescence, electric), and to functionalization of conventional glass with the aim of modifying its properties, and adding new functionalities. These comprise reflection, and anti-reflection coatings for solar energy production and optoelectronic applications, increase of glass strength, enhancing the corrosion and leaching resistance of commercially produced glasses, self cleaning/antibacterial coatings of glasses for medical applications, including modification/enhancement of bioactivity. The research topics also include utilization of waste materials for production of glasses and glass-ceramic materials with high added value. The Centre is equipped with up-to-date research infrastructure with substantial upgrade of experimental facilities planned in the frame of the project in 2018 and 2019.

www.funglass.eu

 

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

The eligible candidate should

  • Have a M.Sc./graduate degree in inorganic materials and technology, and materials science and engineering. Graduates from related field, such as physical chemistry, chemical physics, inorganic chemistry, organic and organometallic chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, physics, and theoretical chemistry, with the desire for independent laboratory work are also eligible.
  • Possess high English proficiency skills
  • Strive for excellence and be able to focus on solving scientific problems
  • Be a team player of high cultural awareness
  • Submit the application package by May 18, 2018 (for Admission exam on June 14, 2018)

 

Work location(s)
5 position(s) available at
Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass
Slovakia
Trenčín
91150
Študentská 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 297684