Institue of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences
National Science Centre (NSC)
Project title, type and project number
Assembly of particle chains based on dielectrophoretic, magnetic and capillary effects, SONATA 15 2019/35/D/ST5/03613, 42/2021
Dr inż. Konrad Giżyński
A very promising method that might be a breakthrough for large-scale manufacturing of flexible electronic devices was demonstrated two years ago by experimental scientists. They showed that by applying AC electric current, centimetre-long and micrometre-thick chains of particles can be assembled and deposited on substrates to form paths that conduct electric charges. Unlike today’s standard manufacturing technologies for electronic components, their method makes it possible to deposit the paths on surfaces that are convex or concave or have irregular geometry, and they can be bent, stretched or compressed.
We aim to extend the original method with the possibility of assembling the desired structures with a magnetic field. This is to enable non-electric field assembly (e.g., for repair of components prone to damage from electric charges) and prevent unordered path formation. The approach is novel compared to the original method and thus is interesting from a basic scientific perspective. On the other hand, it offers an alternative route for the fabrication process of conductive paths composed of magnetic materials. Moreover, such structures have the ability to release energy in the form of heat when exposed to high-frequency alternating magnetic fields. This feature will allow for controllable and contactless heating of fabricated materials while also making use of their conductive properties
We are looking for an experimentalist with strong theoretical background in physics/chemistry to cope with the physico-chemical problems in materials science. We guarantee access to top-notch instrumentation and well equipped laboratories.
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
Position in the project
Phd Student – scholarship position
scholarship 5000 PLN per month
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
23 months with possible extension of maximum 13 months (total 36 months)
We offer 5000 PLN per month of additional stipend financed from the the NCN SONATA 15 Project No. 2019/35/D/ST5/03613. The position within the grant is for a period of 23 months with possible extension of maximum 13 months (total 36 months) in case of an extension of the project implementation period.
Participation in high impact and timely research;
Access to unique technology and modern research laboratories;
Career development prospects at IPC PAS
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Chemistry, Physics, Material Engineering or related sciences
Scientific profile of a candidate
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Candidate must meets any of the following criteria:
a) is a student of a full-time first or second-cycle degree programme or uniform Master’s studies at a university in Poland;
b) is a participant in a doctoral programme;
c) is a doctoral candidate at a doctoral school.
Candidates can simultaneously apply for Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences in order to meet the criteria.
1. Candidate should have Master degree in chemistry, physics, material engineering or related sciences.
2. Having status of the PhD student before starting work within the Project.
3. Ability to work independently as well as in a group.
4. Basic knowledge of programming will be appreciated.
5. Knowledge of the English language enabling the use of professional literature.
Key assessment criteria
The Commission will take into account the following criteria:
Incomplete applications may be not considered
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Deadline for the settlement of the competition
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