ORGANISATION/COMPANYIMS Lab, University of Tartu
RESEARCH FIELDChemistry › Physical chemistryEngineering › Materials engineeringTechnology › Materials technology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/05/2022 13:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONEstonia › Tartu
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2022
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
PhD project abstract
Smart textiles have been a research topic and a possible technology for decades. The functionality of smart textiles can vary, one of the many possibilities being a chemically and mechanically active network of transducers, an exoskeleton, or a compatible biomedical device. Exoskeletons can be supporting structures to provide better capabilities while also being a network of electrochemical sensors Conductive polymers have been used directly as electrodes in many applications. However, in biomedical applications, the penetration of oxygen through the comfort of the material is very important, which is technically called breathability. To solve these problems, conductive polymers are used as the fiber form and driven. Depending on the knitting pattern, the flexibility of the material can be further improved, which contributes to better breathability. Because materials are sensitive to synthetic conditions, it is difficult to obtain reproducible results. The production of impurities (3D printing) incorporating the technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution enables the synthesis in a highly complex structure with high resolution, rapid and economical prototyping and reduction of the human factor.
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Selected Ph.D. student will be hired as junior researcher for 4 years with a yearly evaluation procedure.
All qualified PhD students will be interviewed online and evaluated based on submitted documents and interview performance.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEngineering: Master Degree or equivalentChemistry: Master Degree or equivalentTechnology: Master Degree or equivalentPhysics: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
Knowhow and knowledge in materials science, including computational materials science, conductive polymers, fiber technology, electroactive polymers and additive manufacturing is a plus
Interests in research. Research, science and engineering-oriented mindset.
EURAXESS offer ID: 774136
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