Materials design and properties of polymer-graphene composites for rotational moulding
Graphmatech is a Swedish materials technology start-up company on a mission to transform materials technology for a better, more sustainable world. With a focus on metal and polymer materials and energy storage solutions, we develop cutting-edge graphene composites tailored to the needs of our industrial partners.
We are now looking for Master Students to be a part of the continuous development of our research in the spring term 2024.
Graphmatech is developing polymer-graphene composite powders for rotational moulding (RM) applications. Such materials have potential e.g., in improved gas barrier and mechanical properties for pressure vessel applications. Graphene is added to polymer powders with purpose of improving processability and/or achieve the desired properties of the final part.
The objective of this master thesis is to identify suitable additives to improve ductility and mechanical strength as improvement of gas barrier properties of rotational moulded parts. Achieving these improvements in the final properties will give Graphmatech’s materials a competitive advantage and facilitate their adoption in industry.
The work will be performed at Graphmatech facilities and Ångström laboratory. It will include design and execution of coating experiments, materials analysis of powders and rotational moulded parts (e.g., SEM, FTIR, TGA, mechanical testing).
For this project we are looking for a student with strong background in chemistry/materials chemistry. It is an advantage if you have an interest in organic/polymer chemistry and that you like working in the lab. The project will require a good balance of self-motivation and ownership with teamwork. In return, we offer a challenging, creative, and varied learning experience with a young organization with great potential in Uppsala.
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Email your CV together with a cover letter in English to [email protected]