• Job type:  PhD Position on Hollow Fiber Membrane Development

  • Location: University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Do you want to craft the next generation of functionalized membranes and porous materials? We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join the membrane science and technology cluster (www.membrane.nl) as a PhD candidate in the field of hollow fiber membrane development!

You will be working as a member of the Membranes Science and Technology cluster, an outstanding research team dedicated to pushing the boundaries of membrane technology. Our cluster is dedicated to solving complex separation problems by harnessing the potential of membranes. These membranes consist of a tailored combination of different materials with unique properties, resulting in exceptional separation characteristics.

As a PhD candidate, you will play a vital role in the development of functionalized hollow fiber membranes using the chemistry in a spinneret approach. The primary objective of this PhD project is to demonstrate novel chemistries and sustainable solvents to create composite hollow fiber membranes with enhanced functionalities. Additionally, we will be applying modelling techniques to generate a fundamental understanding of the underlying processes and to support and guide membrane fabrication experiments.

Your Profile
• You have, or will shortly, acquire a master’s degree (or equivalent) preferably with distinction (or international equivalent) in chemical engineering, materials engineering, chemistry or a related field.
• You are creative and have excellent analytical and communication skills.
• You bring good team spirit and like to work in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment.
• You are proficient in English.
• You have a background in membrane technology, polymer chemistry, or materials synthesis.
• You have prior experience with experimental skills, ideally including membrane fabrication and characterization techniques.
• You have knowledge or proven practical programming experience in Python, and/or MATLAB or are highly motivated to learn such.


Our Offer
• An inspiring multidisciplinary and challenging international and academic environment. The UT offers a fun and dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues where collaboration with other researchers is stimulated.
• As a PhD student at UT, you will be appointed to a full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year.
• Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU).
• You will have a training programme as part of the Twente Graduate School where you and your supervisors will determine a plan for a suitable education and supervision.

Learn more and apply below!

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