ESR 7: Effect of polymer coating chemical topology on ice formation and adhesion on smooth coatings

Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft (The Netherlands)

Researcher: Miisa Tavaststjerna

Supervisor: Santiago J. Garcia

Project goals:

The NovAM group is looking for a PhD candidate to study the effect of polymer chemical topology of coatings on ice growth and ice adhesion. Although application aspects will be considered to bring the technology to higher maturity levels, the project is of a fundamental scientific nature. The candidate will work on polymer synthesis with initial focus on block copolymers and liquid crystals as well as advanced (polymer) characterization. You can therefore expect your work to be a good combination between polymer science and physical characterization of environmental-conditions dependent surface dynamic processes.