UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant in Composite Materials

Location
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Posted
30 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Research Assistant in Composite Materials
Position Number    600602
Posting Number    1640
Grade Number    19

Job Description    

To strengthen a research project team, we seek to hire a young, ambitious BSc holder in the field of Chemical/Mechanical Engineering. Tasks involve the preparation and testing different composites based on waste materials. There are several advantages, either environmental or economical, of using waste-based composites over ordinary composites, especially those based on thermoplastics matrices, for various applications. The scope of our study is to evaluate the possibility of using the available wastes as a filler in thermoplastic matrices for the preparation of insulating composite material to reduce the energy consumption and loss in buildings. Polymer with a relatively low thermal conductivity such as polystyrene could be used as a thermoplastic matrix.

The composite samples produced will be then subjected to different physical, mechanical and chemical tests to come up with a product formulation having best or optimum properties. The successful candidate should have the ability to conduct the experimental work, make the theoretical analyses and to prepare the final report. Candidates who are ready to join our team immediately will be preferred.

Job Close Date    open until filled