PhD student project: Development and scale-up of liquid crystalline based polymeric membranes wit...

Employer
Wetsus
Location
Netherlands
Posted
September 13 2017
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Motivation


Already since decades researchers attempt to mimic biological cell membranes to create membranes with well-defined, perpendicular pores applicable in large-scale technological applications such as water purification and selective ion removal. Much effort has been dedicated to self-organization and alignment of block copolymers and liquid crystals. Although the potential in terms of performance of such ordered materials for membrane applications seems extensive and promising, their practical application for large industrial processes is far off. Up to now such materials can only be created at very small scale (mm2) and in very thin (This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess