Applications are invited for 1 Post-doc to be involved in the “development of graphene enriched polymeric porous materials for the selective removal of pollutants from water”.
The research activity will take place in the new Joint Lab of IIT with Directa Plus Spa located in the laboratories of the Smart Materials Group in Genova, Italy. Part of the research will also be performed at Directa Plus Spa located in the Parco Scientifico di ComoNExT, Via Cavour 2, Lomazzo (Co), Italy.
The research in the Joint Lab focuses on the development of novel environmental friendly composite materials with high performances in terms of pollutants adsorption, mechanical properties, electrical and thermal conductivities, for uses in water remediation and other environmental sustainability related activities.
The research of the Smart Materials group deals with the development of new composite materials combining various synthetic or natural polymers and changing their properties by introducing nanofillers or organic molecules in the matrices. The main research lines of the Smart Materials Group are Green and sustainable composites, Graphene nanocomposites, Smart composite materials for sensing, Surface engineering and adhesion, Multifunctional polymeric foams and aerogels, Smart Fabrics and Paper, Materials for Safe Environment, Food packaging, Materials for Regenerative Medicine, etc. Close collaborations exist with industry, university departments, and other research centers in Italy and abroad.
Description of the position:
One-Year (renewable) postdoctoral position in the development of graphene enriched polymeric porous materials with new industrially scalable methods for the selective removal of pollutants from water. The project will focus on the optimized expansion of uses of Grafysorber®, developed by Directa Plus, in the water/oil separation related applications, like oil spills remediation or oil separation from industrial wastewaters.
The candidate must have
Highly appreciated will be:
Please send your completed application including a curriculum listing all publications, a research statement describing your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to the above topics, and names of 2 referees by email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “Post doc Directa Plus CB 73774”.
Please apply by June 5, 2017.
Please note that this position is conditional upon signature of the relevant Agreement.
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT was founded with the objective to promote excellence in basic and applied research and to foster Italy’s technological and economic development. In this sense, IIT’s scientific program has a strong multidisciplinary character, merging expertise from different platforms of Humanoid Technologies & Robotics, Neuroscience and Cognition, Nanotechnology and Materials, Sustainability.
Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets worldwide. Established in 2005, the Company has a patented technology process and a scalable and exportable manufacturing model. It produces graphene-based products at its own factory in Lomazzo, Italy. Directa Plus partners with customers to enable them to offer the high-performance benefits of graphene in their own products. Directa Plus graphene-based products are natural, chemical-free, sustainably produced and tailored to specific customer requirements for commercial applications such as smart textiles, tyres, composite materials and environmental solutions.
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