PhD Fellowship “Production and evaluation of hierarchical graphene related material (GRM)/fibre composite structures for aerospace and automotive industries”

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    Natural sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Invitation for Expression of Interest:

PhD Fellowship “Production and evaluation of hierarchical graphene related material (GRM)/fibre composite structures for aerospace and automotive industries”


The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, (FORTH/ICE-HT) is seeking applicants for one PhD fellowship in the context of the research project “Graphene Flagship Core Project 2, GA: 785219”. The project is implemented under the EU-Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Actions (RIA) and is financially supported by EC-financed parts of the Graphene Flagship.


Job Description

To conduct research in the framework of the aforementioned project “Graphene Flagship Core Project 2, GA: 785219”. The aim of this research is to produce and to evaluate different GRMs with commercial carbon fibers and polymers (e.g. in pre-pregs form) in order to create composites with hierarchical micro-nano structure. Spectroscopic characterization in tandem with mechanical measurements are required for the assessment of their performance. The composites produced will be further validated by the industrial end-users involved in the project.

The potential candidate should be responsible for the following main tasks:

  1. Preparation and evaluation of GRM-fibre composites
  2. Assessing the properties of produced materials using techniques such as Raman spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in conjunction with mechanical testing.


Location: FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece

Duration: 12 months, with the potential of renewal

Salary: Up to 850 € per month

Envisaged starting date: 01/07/2018


Requirements and Qualifications

The candidates are required to hold a Degree in Materials Science. A Master’s degree in Polymer Science and Technology is mandatory. Moreover, the candidates must be fluent in Greek and English, in order to meet working conditions.


The appropriate candidate should have:

  1. Experience in the production and characterization of graphene (or related carbon based materials) and 2D related materials
  2. Proven industrial experience in tandem with research and lab experience
  3. Analytical skills and thinking for processing database
  4. A great scientific background in materials, especially in 2D related materials
  5. Background in optical spectroscopy of 2D materials
  6. Strong personality and good communication skills
  7. Be a flexible and reliable person
  8. Be capable of autonomous working


The evaluation of the candidacies will be based on the following criteria and qualifications:



Evaluation criteria

Degree in Materials Science


Diploma Grade

Master in Polymer Science and Technology


Master of Science Grade, Dissertation relevant to polymer processing and characterization

Awards of excellence


Number and type of awards

Proven lab (minimum 2 years) and industrial experience (up to 3 years) in :

(i) Characterization techniques such as Raman spectroscopy

(ii) Mechanical deformation of materials


Duration of proven research experience in industry and in research groups and projects.

Research interests


Relevance, plans and potential


Application Submission

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should submit their applications, no later than 30 May, 2018, 23:59h., by email to Kleanthi Zacharopoulou: kleanthi@iceht.forth.gr

In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Scanned copies of academic titles
  • Statement of research interests

Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection.


Selection Procedure

Applications that are received on time will be evaluated by a scientific committee using the criteria mentioned above. If necessary, certain candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the committee.

The outcome of the selection will be announced on the website of FORTH/ICE-HT as well as on the website of “DIAVGEIA”.

Candidates have the right to appeal the selection decision, by addressing their written objection to the ICE-HT secretariat within five (5) days after the results announcement on the web. They also have the right to access (a) the files of the candidates as well as (b) the table of candidates’ scores (ranking of candidates results). All the above information related to the selection procedure will be available at the secretariat of ICE-HT in line with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority. The selected candidate will be notified and asked to accept the position within three (3) working days and to present all relevant documents that should match the submitted ones.



For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact the FORTH/ICE-HT Research Secretariat, e-mail: kleanthi@iceht.forth.gr, tel.: +30 2610 965278.

For information and questions about the advertised position and the research activity of the group or the Institute, candidates are asked to contact Professor Costas Galiotis, tel: +30 2610 965255, e-mail: c.galiotis@iceht.forth.gr 


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