PhD in Polymer Chemistry

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Synthesis and characterisation of novel polymers


The NovAM group is looking for a PhD candidate keen to embark on a scientific project in the new field of (squaramide-linked) conjugated 2D and 3D nano-porous polymers and covalent organic frameworks with the aim of creating novel, functional materials for a range of sensorial and energy-related applications. We particularly focus on the synthesis and the characterisation of such polymers and are interested in obtaining both robust and possibly self-healing structures. Your work will involve new polymer chemistries and a range of sophisticated characterisation techniques. While we may make the step to actual devices, the main focus of the work will be on the material chemistry.



The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit for more information.

For more information, please contact Prof. Sybrand van der Zwaag, phone:+31 (0)15-2782248, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and letter of application by 16 May 2017 to Shanta Visser,
When applying, please refer to vacancy number LR17-13.
If your MsC diploma and transcript are not in Dutch, English, French or German and you will be the selected candidate, the TU Delft will ask you to deliver a certified translation.

Additional information

Sybrand van der Zwaag
+31 (0)15-2782248

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Aerospace Engineering The Aerospace Structures and Materials Department (ASM) at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering is a world leader in the design of new materials, (hybrid) material combinations and structural concepts for aerospace applications. The three sections in the department, Novel Aerospace Materials (NovAM), Aerospace Structures and Computational Mechanics (ASCM), and Structural Integrity and Composites (SIC), and their Structures and Materials Laboratory (DASML), focus on complementary aspects yet have a common goal: safer and more environmentally friendly aircraft.

The NovAM group is dedicated to the development of novel materials for aerospace and other high-tech engineering fields. The group is truly international in composition and strives to be world leading in its selected fields of expertise: self-healing materials, smart composites and coatings, nano-structured polymers, and metals by design. In our research we explore unconventional approaches and focus on fundamental concepts but also develop successful concepts to a level suitable for absorption by the industry. We have a strong track record in preparing our students for a further career in academic or industrial research.


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