rheology | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

PhD/MS-PhD Position in Pusan National University, South Korea

Applications are invited for a graduate student position (PhD or MS-PhD integrated course) in the lab of Prof. Kyu Hyun at Pusan National University (PNU) in South Korea. Our main research focuses on complex fluids or soft matter systems e.g. polymer melt and solution, blockcopolymer, suspension, emulsions under various deformations (steady shear, oscillatory shear, extensional, and squeezing flow). We study complex fluids using normal rheometer and rheo-optics (Rheo-SALS, Rheo-SAXS). However, the person who is interested in complex fluid will be welcomed.

Candidates should have prior experience in the area of “Rheology, Polymer, or soft matter related fields”. Approximately 900,000 Korean Won/month will be supported.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer,Prof. Kyu Hyun (kyuhyun-at-pusan.ac.kr)

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Postdoctoral for project MANTLE RHEOLOGY, France: Micromechanical modeling

The post-doc will be involved in the micromechanical modeling at the polycrystal scale. The aim is to integrate into the polycrystal model slip-system resistances inferred from experimental data, ab initio calculations, and Dislocation Dynamics (DDD). The used polycrystal model will be based on mean-field homogenization methods (self-consistent scheme associated with the “Second-Order” linearization procedure of Ponte Castañeda), although numerical computations from full-field methods could be also performed if necessary. Micromechanical modeling of such material is a challenging task since all mineral phases comprising the upper mantle exhibit an extreme viscoplastic anisotropy at the grain scale, with three or less known independent slip systems. There are many effects to be investigated, important for
both geophysical and material sciences issues, e.g.: strain partition and texture development in multiphase minerals, the rheology of partially melted polycrystals, the introduction of diffusion based mechanisms (such as dislocation climb), etc.
Fellowship Application Deadline: January 2011
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PhD in Selfassembly of Milk Proteins, Denmark

With reference to the project manager, the work of the Ph.D. fellow will consist mainly of duties in connection with research and development within selfassembly of milk proteins (alpha-lactalbumin) into stabilized nanotubes for use as a functional ingredient in the food industry.

The appointee should have qualifications within the following areas:

  • Dairy chemistry and technology
  • Protein chemistry and analysis
  • Rheology of food materials
  • Food microstructure
  • Microscopy techniques, e.g. transmission electron microscopy

Qualification requirements:

In connection with the appointment to the post special importance will be attached to the applicant having the professional and personal qualifications stated below:

  • Passed Master´s degree in relation to the above subject area(s)

The Ph.D. fellow is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

The application, marked 625/05366-265 should be sent to The Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Food Science, Rolighedsvej 30, 1958 Frederiksberg C, where it must be received no later than 9th August 2010 at 12.00 noon.