PhD student position in Thermal transport study on graphene film in Electroncis Materrials and Systems laboratory Västra Götalands län

Ref: REF 2017-0206


The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academy, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Information about the division

The Electronics Materials and Systems Laboratory has spent its major research effort in a number of strategic areas; microelectronics materials and packaging, micro- and nanosystem device fabrication and characterization, and material physics. The group is involved in different EU projects as well as national projects such as Horizon 2020 programs: “Smartherm, SmartMemphis, Record-IT”, VR, SSF, Vinnova and Wallenberg Foundation Funded programs.

Job description
One of our main research specializations is graphene-based materials for material enhancement, especially to improve mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. There are two parts of work invloved in this PhD study, one is to synthesis and characterization of graphene-based films, as well as to develop new functional bonding phase to adhere the graphene film on the contacting surface; the second one is to develop well-dispersed functionalized graphene in polymer and other matrix to reinforce the strength, electrical and thermal performance. The work is to be done mostly in Electronics Materials and Systems Laboratory and involves broad hands-on activities.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Strong background in Chemical Science and engineering. Experience in chemical laboratory work, familiar with chemical reactions and experimental procedures for graphene and graphene oxide etc is to be preferred.  The work contains intensive interactions with other PhD students and colleagues, so communication skills and the ability to team work is essential. 

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses. 

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170191 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)

• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 

• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:

• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 10th May, 2017

For questions, please contact:
Johan Liu, Professor, Head of the EMSL Laboratory, MC2
Phone: +46 31-772 3067
E-mail: jliu@chalmers.se

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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