Exploring the future of additive manufacturing with polyolefin blends

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Old Montreal, QUEBEC
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 May 2024

3 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Ecole de Technologie Supérieure de Montreal
Research Field

Technology » Materials technology
Environmental science » Ecology
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Leading Researcher (R4)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Canada
Application Deadline

4 May 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Offer Starting Date

9 Sep 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Join us in pioneering the next frontier of additive manufacturing at PolymerETS! We are seeking a passionate candidate to embark on a groundbreaking journey into the world of fused filament fabrication (FFF) or polyolefin blends. 

 

Subject: Dive deep into the coupling of rheological models with microstructure development of polyolefin blends printed by fused filament fabrication method. 

 

Fused filament fabrication method, a common extrusion-based additive manufacturing technique is revolutionizing industries worldwide by crafting layered objects through heated filament deposition. In addition, it is a technique that can be used to upcycle polymer originated from plastic waste streams. Within these plastic waste streams the polymers that we can find the most are polyolefins which cannot be easily sorted resulting in blends of immiscible polymers. Unfortunately, polyolefins are highly crystalline and they experience volume shrinkage when printed which leads to warpage. Furthermore, due to this crystalline structure the successive layers do not weld well.

So the candidate objective e should be to conquer the hurdles of polyolefin printing, from warpage due to volume shrinkage to welding difficulties, through the development of innovative rheological and thermodynamic models.

 

 

Funding category: Autre financement public

PHD title: Doctorat en genie
PHD Country: Canada


Requirements
Specific Requirements

Chemical or materials engineers. Previous experience with polymer science will be a valuable asset.


Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Ecole de Technologie Supérieure de Montreal
Country
Canada
City
Montreal
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://www.abg.asso.fr/fr/candidatOffres/show/id_offre/122119

STATUS: EXPIRED

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