PhD Position in supramolecular ferroics for efficient and recyclable electronics

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Deadline: PhD Position in supramolecular ferroics for efficient and recyclable electronics PhD Position in supramolecular ferroics for efficient and recyclable electronics - Institutt for materialteknologiTrondheimTemporary30. des 2021

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About the position

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic, inquisitive and experimentally inclined PhD candidate in hybrid organic-inorganic supramolecular crystals for novel applications in energy efficient and recyclable electronics. The position is at the Functional Materials and Materials Chemistry (FACET) Research group (, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NTNU Norwegian University for Science and Technology.

This academic position will provide the opportunity for the candidate to complete a doctoral education program and obtain a PhD from NTNU, while undertaking professional development activities within the broad fields of research and materials science.

The project is motivated by the need to improve the sustainability of our personal electronics. E-waste is one of the fastest growing sources of toxic landfill and has high concentrations of valuable metals and mineral resources.  This research project is aimed at exploring the landscape of hybrid supramolecular chemistry to develop and engineer materials that can be utilized as dielectric, ferroelectrics or calorics while possessing the capacity to be reclaimed and recycled at the end of a devices useful life. The combination of functional properties with solubility in many supramolecular materials makes them ideal candidates, but their full potential has not yet been reached. New compositional engineering strategies are required, and this is where you can play a role. As a PhD candidate you will work on the novel area of compositional engineering in supramolecular ferroics and actively contribute to this growing international field of research.


You will report to Associate Professor Julian Walker

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