PhD: Novel Advanced Functional Materials for 3D Printing (f/m/d)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
PhD: Novel Advanced Functional Materials for 3D Printing
Within the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O), which is supported by the DFG (German Research Foundation) as part of the Excellence Strategy, there is
1 open position for Doctoral Researchers (f/m/d)
In the group of Prof. Pavel Levkin, we are looking for a PhD for an exciting project on the development of novel advanced functional materials for 3D printing.
Our group specializes in the design and development of functional materials and interfaces for applications in sustainable and automated high-throughput chemistry, functional materials, and biology.
We are seeking a motivated Ph.D. candidate for a project that is dedicated to the comprehensive development, optimization, and application of novel materials for 3D-printed functional structures. Our primary focus is around porous polymer structures, aiming to create 3D structures with diverse responsive and multifunctional properties.
The applications of these porous 3D structures span adsorption, catalysis, microfluidic devices, superhydrophobic structures, sensors, implants, drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering.
Strong theoretical background in chemistry (organic, polymer) and/or materials science
Experience in material characterisation (UV-VIS, FTIR, rheology, AFM, SEM), ideally, experience with 3D-printing or ink development
Fluent English and (preferrably) good German
Love to science, team-player mindset, and good time-management skills
PhD: 3 years, Carl Zeiss Stiftung PhD fellowship
The Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O) combines the competencies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Heidelberg University to advance 3D Additive Manufacturing to the next level. The goal is to break current barriers of scale, precision and speed to unleash the true potential of the technology. The work is aligned alongside three interdependent Research Areas: Molecular Materials (A), Technologies (B) and Applications (C). More on the Cluster and its research on our website: www.3dmm2o.de.
Upon acceptance, the Doctoral Researchers will be part of the structured doctoral program offered by the HEiKA Graduate School on Functional Materials, which brings together Young Scientists in an interdisciplinary environment. The participating disciplines encompass chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, biology, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.
Requirements for the application include a degree (MSc or equivalent) with above-average marks in a participating or related field (organic synthesis, materials science) as well as openness to interact in a multi-disciplinary team. Furthermore, excellent English skills as well as the ability to work independently and a good portion of curiosity are required.
Additional information about the research topics and requirements on our website. Further questions about the research projects should be directed to Pavel Levkin directly.
Applications should be handed in only through our Application Portal. Please indicate the position you are interested in so we can make sure to evaluate your application accordingly. The following documents and data are required for your application:
School and University (as applicable: Bsc, MSc, Doctorate) certificates
Transcripts (BSc and MSc)
Letter of Motivation & Abstract of Research Interest
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.