Postdoctoral fellow position in tribology

Updated: 26 days ago
Deadline: 25 Nov 2020

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About the position

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has a vacancy for a 2 year postdoctoral fellow within tribology. We are looking for a candidate with a background in one or ideally more of these areas: lubricants, lubricant formulation, water-based lubricants, advanced surface analysis (XPS, QCM, AFM) and coatings. 

About the materials group

The materials group deals with applications of materials science: engineering materials and surfaces with desirable properties for specific applications. The group consists of an interdisciplinary mixture of engineers, physicists, and chemists. We have many industrial and international academic collaborations and aim to provide a stimulating environment for young scientists.

About the Project
Maritime transportation is increasing worldwide, leading to annual lubricant release into the ports. Norwegian ports rank as the 12th world nation with the highest lubricant release to the sea. Lubricants reaching the sea waters can be catastrophic to local marine wildlife and aquatic plants, and harmful chemical substances can enter the food chain affecting human health. Therefore, the aim of this project is to set up greener maritime activities in Norway by substituting all detrimental and harmful mineral oils. The project consists of several industrial partners that will jointly perform research with NTNU to develop new environmental solutions for lubricating maritime systems. 

You will report to Professor. 

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