We are a collaborative research team and looking for people with deep scientific foundations, great interpersonal and communication skills, and a drive for excellence. These characteristics and a strong work ethic are the key to excelling in our environment.
Research projects in the following areas are available for PhD candidates and postdoctoral scholars.
- Biological recognition and crystal growth of metal nanostructures, apatites, and biominerals
- Biomimetic assembly and reactivity of designed nano-alloys for catalysts
- Corrosion-resistant alloys: Understanding the atomic scale structure and oxidation in spatial and temporal dimensions
- Low-density polyacrylonitrile-carbon nanotube composites and carbon nanofibers: Understanding structural, thermal, mechanical, and processing properties for ultrahigh performance
- Understanding protein-surface interactions in bone and teeth, biological calcification (coronary calcification), nanoparticle-tissue interactions, osteoporosis drugs, and improved dental ceramics
- Nanoscale design of building materials: mineral-aqueous interactions, role of polymeric additives and grinding aids
- Development of the INTERFACE force field: extensions for quantum dots, organic semiconductors, layered materials; development of a user-friendly graphical interface for a comprehensive surface model database and generation of biological-inorganic simulation input (programming skills essential)
- Biological recognition, swelling, and electrical properties of layered nanomaterials containing titanates, MoS2, and graphene
|PhD Studentships||Postdoctoral Positions|
We welcome PhD candidates in the ChBE and MSE programs as well as students seeking PhD degrees in Chemistry and Physics. Candidates should have a first or upper-second class degree (or equivalent) in chemical/biomedical engineering, chemistry, materials science, or condensed matter physics. Motivation to solve a scientifically challenging problem and develop suitable modeling tools is essential. Previous experience in a research project and familiarity with at least one programming language would be a plus. The stipend ranges from $27,000 to $35,000 per year.
Application materials for post-docs include: (1) a CV, (2) a brief summary of previous and ongoing research (up to 3 pages including Figures), (3) a brief summary of your research interests (up to two pages), (4) a publication list (published papers, citation data, talks, patents etc), (5) your representative publications: three papers, (6) a list of three references (postal and e-mail address, and tel/fax number). Please send your full application to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure full consideration (monthly review). Informal inquiries can be made with Hendrik Heinz.