MatCom-ComMat: Materials Compounds from Composite Materials for Applications in Extreme Conditions
The Research Training Group (RTG 2561) MatCom-ComMat: Materials Compounds from Composite Materials for Applications in Extreme Conditions is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) since April 2020 and is located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Technical University Darmstadt (TUDa) and Dechema Research Institute in Frankfurt.
The scope of the RTG relates to the development, characterization and modelling of novel, revolutionary multi-phase composite systems capable of withstanding temperatures substantially beyond 1300 °C and harsh environmental conditions (e.g., oxidative, corrosive, erosive atmospheres) as far as mechanical behaviour, environmental resistance and durability are concerned. This is achieved by a materials combination consisting of metallic/intermetallic alloys based on refractory metals as substrates and polymer-derived ceramic nanocomposites based on Si(Metal)CON.
In this context, for the research projects focused on the precursor synthesis and coating applications within the RTG, we are looking for 2 PhD students with background in modern chemical synthesis techniques and in wet-chemical coating technologies.
The doctoral researchers will be supervised/trained by teams of highly qualified scientists amongst the three institutions and will be able to take advantage of their complementary expertise by visiting the partner institutions for extended periods. Likewise, stays abroad at internationally known academic institutions are encouraged.
Successful candidates should have completed their master studies preferably in the fields of materials science, chemistry, or chemical engineering. Candidates from closely related fields are also welcome.
We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly encourage female and diverse applicants to apply for the PhD position. If qualified, disabled persons will be preferred.
We offer an attractive and modern workplace with access to excellent facilities of KIT, TUDa and DECHEMA, diverse and responsible tasks, a wide scope of advanced training options, supplementary pension with the VBL (Pension Authority for Employees in the Public Service Sector), flexible working time models, a job ticket (BW and Hesse) allowance, and a cafeteria/canteen.
Please send your complete professional CV, including your educational background and experience as well as a brief statement of your research interests to the co-speaker of the GRK, . Applicants will be accepted until positions are filled up. Prof. Dr. Ralf Riedel
Further information can be found here: www.rtg2561.kit.edu