CEMEF is looking for a trainee to work “Cellulose aerogel beads” in the frame of European project “Nanohybrids”.
During this internship, the student will prepare aerogels from cellulose solutions using “green solvents”, NaOH-water and ionic liquids, and make beads of different sizes. The preparation of hybrid organic-inorganic aerogels will also be considered. Various methods of making beads will be used. Fluid rheology will be extensively considered.
The work will involve the use of many techniques, including formulation, rheometry, optical and electron microscopies and aerogel characterisation (density, specific surface area, morphology by high-resolution SEM).
The position is available any time for 6 months.