Consider mixed shape colloids (eg spheres and rods) of different softness. A starting point can be grafted particles, by varying grafting density. Also, same shape, different size. Finally, replace matrix (molecular or viscoelastic material). Focus on nonlinear shear and uniaxial extensional rheology. A 3D mapping diagram of molecular parameters vs rheological state is targeted. Subsequently, important effects such as thixotropy, Payne effect and instabilities will be investigated. A connection to structure will be attempted. Interpretation using simulations (via collaboration) is also planned.
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- Undergraduate degree and Master's in fields covering soft matter fundamentals (e.g., chemical engineering, physics, materials science)
- Background in physical chemistry and rheology
- Laboratory experience with properties of soft materials (polymeric, colloidal), especially rheology
- Recommendation letters
- Presentation/communication skills
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