Postdoc: Synthesis of Microstructure Controlled Thermoplastic Elastomers

University of Lille

Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

The successful candidate will be in charge of the conception and synthesis of second generation thermoplastic elastomers. Recent polymerization methodologies enable indeed to finely tune the microstructure of this kind of materials. The work will start by the conception and development of catalytic systems able to reach new microstructures, notably polar ones. The synthesis will take place at the Unity of Catalysis and Solid State Chemistry (UCCS), while the properties, structure and morphology will be studied in close collaboration with researchers of the Unity of Materials and Transformation (UMET). Potential applications and processability will be studied in collaboration with the other partners of the project.

Profile of the candidate

Suitable candidates should have a PhD in chemistry with a solid background in polymerization and be familiar with experimental work under controlled atmosphere (glove box, vacuum line, Schlenk techniques).

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