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Doctoral student Position – fabrication processes for biobased nanomaterials, KTH, Sweden 2022

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden offers Doctoral student in fabrication processes for biobased nanomaterials at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health – Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, ,

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Qualification Details

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree),
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here


In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Experience from the use of experimental methods and development of tools for analysis and modelling (including programming using e.g. Python or Matlab) is considered meritorious.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Responsibilities/Job Description

With the global quest for sustainability, there is a strong drive for developing bio-based alternatives to today's materials to replace fossil-based materials and provide future materials with new and advanced functionalities. Cellulose nanofibrils, nature's super-strong nanofibrillar building block, could provide the necessary means for the sustainable materials of tomorrow.

The project will aim to develop technologies for controlling the assembly of nanofibrils in dispersions by a deepened understanding of the governing physical mechanisms, which will be addressed by investigating how confinement and imposed flow-fields (shear) interact with Brownian motion for nanofibrillar dispersions at various concentrations. The ultimate goal is to provoke "liquid crystalline states" with a highly aligned and ordered nanofibrillar system. The project will primarily be experimental and apply various state-of-the-art techniques, e.g. advanced scattering techniques using synchrotron light to elucidate the physical mechanisms driving and controlling self-assembly.

Supervision: Professor Daniel Söderberg is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: C-2021-2408
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

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