Post-Doctoral Research Associate
School of Engineering
Salary: From £34,304 per annum
This post is full time at 1.0 FTE and fixed term until 28 February 2025.
Closing Date: Monday 22 August 2022
Interview Date: Thursday 08 September 2022
A fantastic opportunity as arisen to join the School of Engineering as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, working on a project to develop a computational model of electro-thermal ageing process in polymer-ceramic nanocomposite materials. The post is sponsored by the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) for a maximum of 2.5 years.
Project title: Thermo-electrical ageing mechanisms in polymer-ceramic nanocomposites for energy storage applications (TEAMs)
Project description: Various polymer-ceramic nanocomposites have been developed in recent years for energy storage applications. Such materials are of significant scientific and industrial interest because they combine high breakdown strength and dielectric permittivity thereby potentially increasing energy storage in comparison with the materials traditionally used as dielectric media in capacitors. Such application also requires an acceptable service lifetime but despite numerous studies understanding of their electro-thermal ageing mechanisms is still lacking. This study aims to establish a theoretical framework for the electro-thermal ageing processes in polymer/ceramic nanocomposites and to develop a new ageing model, which can be used for lifetime predictions. In the proposed work, a detailed experimental study of electro-thermal ageing in a model nanocomposite polyamide-based material will be carried out.
If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Nikola Chalashkanov (email@example.com)