Post doctoral position on processing of graphene, two dimensional crystals and hybrid systems for structural materials with applications to robotics - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 05/12/2017 - Expires on: 31/05/2018


Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( is opening a Post-Doctoral position regarding the processing of graphene, 2D crystals and hybrid systems for the development of new structural materials with applications to robotics.

The post-doctoral position is currently available to work on the production and processing of graphene, 2D crystals and hybrid structures with the goal of obtaining new materials to be applied to the design and realization, by injection moulding, of robotic structures.

In particular, these new materials will form the links of the arms and torso of a robot currently under development. They will house the actuators (typically electric motors) and be subject to interaction forces with the environment. This is an ambitious frontier research program, with a strong interdisciplinary nature, across engineering, physical, chemical and soft matter sciences and will require the optimization and implementation of inks based on graphene and 2D crystals and their coating on various polymers such as PA, or ABS to be tested in the realization of practical joint/link robotic structures.

This research activity will be carried out jointly between iCub facility ( and IIT Graphene Labs (

The applicants should have a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Proven expertise in preparation and optimization of inks based on graphene and 2d crystals, as well as roll to roll manufacturing and material testing, will be considered a plus.

Salary and benefits will be in line with international standards.

The closing date for applications is May 31 2018. Applications, including a cover letter, CV and the names of two referees should be sent by e-mail to quoting “BC 72908 - Robot-Graphene Post Doc” in the Subject line.

IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible applications from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.


Involved Research lines
iCub Graphene Labs


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