PhD Position,

Contact Person(s):
Prof. George Petekidis
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The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the frame of the project “Thales, Complex Visco-elastic and Visco-plastic Materials: From Microscopic Structure and Dynamics to Macroscopic Flow” (Covisco) which is co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund - ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), is seeking for one (1) PHD student.



Project Objectives

The aim of the project is to investigate the flow of complex visco-elastic and visco-plastic materials with emphasis in the elucidation of the relation of microscopic structure and dynamics with mechanical properties. A wide variety of products consist of such materials with complex rheological response intermediate between solids and liquids. Polymers, colloids and granular systems - all studied here - are main representatives with applications in consumer products often involving complex flows during their processing. Main direction will be the Dynamics and rheology of colloids and polymers emphasizing in understanding their dynamics at rest as well their yielding and particle rearrangements under shear in bulk and in 2D.
·         Master in Physics/Chemistry/Materials Science
·         Experience in  polymer characterization techniques
·         Experience in Rheology (bulk and surface)
·         Scientific Publications
·         Excellent knowledge of English
Location: IESL/FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Start Date:  1/11/2014
Contract Duration: 11 Months
Cost: 9900 euro
Application Submission
Interested candidates are asked to submit applications no later than the 15th of October 2014 by email to hr@iesl.forth.gr with cc to the Scientific Coordinator of the project, Prof. George Petekidis (georgp@iesl.forth.gr).

The application package must include the following:
·         Application Form (please download file at the end of the page and mention the Ref. Code)
·         Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
·         Copies of academic titles
Any application received after the above deadline will not be considered.
For inquiries on the application selection procedure: hr@iesl.forth.gr  tel. 2810-391301.
For information on the research activity: Dr George Petekidis (georgp@iesl.forth.gr).
Selection Procedure
Applications submitted by the above deadline and with all requested documentation will be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidate that best suits the position and project requirements based on academic criteria (see Appendix). If necessary the scientific committee will invite candidates for an interview on a mutually agreed date and time.
The evaluation results will be posted on the IESL-FORTH web site and, following a period for appeals (3 working days), the scientific committee will make the final selection.

Project Members
Prof. George Petekidis

Download the Application form (English | Greek)

Publication Date:  1/10/2014