The physics phenomena of boundary lubricated contacts (Early stage researcher / PhD fellowship), University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

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Job posted by University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (17/04/2012 13.15)
The physics phenomena of boundary lubricated contacts (Early stage researcher / PhD fellowship)
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The candidate will be integrated in a European Initial training Network (ITN) funded under the FP7-People programme within the ENTICE (Engineering Tribochemisty and Interfaces with a Focus on the Internal Combustion Engine) project (FP7-PEOPLE- 2011-ITN number 290077). Numerous training events will be conducted such as summer schools, workshops and secondments to other partners of the network.


Description

The focus of the PhD research will be to study the physics phenomena that determine interactions of material molecules with the environment and the mechanisms by which the formed tribo-layer influences friction and wear. These phenomena will be evaluated in conditions relevant to real engineering systems by using state-of-the-art research methodologies such as Atomic Force Microscopy in different nanotribological and nanomechanical modes, combined with macroscopic bench-test investigation.

Nr. Job Positions : 1


Research Fields

Physics
Chemistry
Engineering - Mechanical engineering
Engineering - Materials Engineering


Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)


Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Benefits

Generous stipend, mobility allowance, PhD studentship fees, travel home and to meetings


Requirements
Required Education Level
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Field Physics
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Field Chemistry
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Field Engineering
Required Research Experiences
Main Research Field Engineering
Research Sub Field Mechanical engineering
Years of Research Experience -
Main Research Field Physics
Years of Research Experience -
Main Research Field Chemistry
Years of Research Experience -
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Good
Additional Requirements
Background in surface physics and surface chemistry by using SPM tools and interest in tribology.
No PhD.
Research experience less than 4 years.
Proficiency: good.
Slovenian citizens are not eligible.


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