PhD student in Machine Elements with focus on developing green lubricants involving chemical synthesis, ref no 5722-2019.
The research subject Machine Elements belongs to the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics (TVM) at Luleå University of Technology. The research within the field of Machine Elements is mainly focused on tribology and its applications. The research group consists of more than 30 researchers and doctoral students and is one of the leading tribology research groups in Europe. Activities include many aspects of tribology, e.g. materials tribology, lubrication and lubricants, condition monitoring, biotribology, computational tribology and machine component tribology. The research is both of fundamental and applied in nature and is often carried out in close cooperation with Swedish and international industry.
The group is responsible for theoretical and project courses taught in the university’s Master of Science, Bachelor of Science and Master’s programs. Most of the teaching is within the Mechanical Engineering program and the Erasmus Mundus Masters program in tribology (TRIBOS).
See the group’s webpage on http://www.ltu.se/research/subjects/Maskinelement?l=en.
We are currently seeking a PhD-student to our research team within the field of Machine Elements.
Machine Elements comprises the analysis and optimization of machine components and component systems to enhance performance, longevity, energy-efficiency and reliability and to reduce environmental impact. Particular emphasis is placed on issues in the field of tribology.
The research project is focused on developing, testing and characterizing green lubricants. Special focus will be put on investigating the possibility of developing green and smart lubricants from renewable materials, e.g. bio-mass. The project includes the advancement in knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical and lubricating properties of green lubricants from nano-scale to macro-scale. A series of chemical synthesis and characterization will be involved during the project.
The PhD studies are 4 year, full time. Administration and/or teaching up to maximum 20% may be added.
Applicants must have a master’s degree in science or engineering, Materials science, chemistry, mechanical engineering, etc, or equivalent. Good skills in oral and written communication in English is also a requirement.
The following selection criteria apply:
- Background relevant to the project in question,
- The quality of the applicant’s master thesis,
- Personal qualities relevant to research education
Given that the qualifications are equal, the underrepresented gender will be given priority in this recruitment, for the moment female.
For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology
How To Apply
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Reference number: 5722-2019
Deadline: 14 February 2020