The Institute of Materials Research, Department of Aerogels offers a DAAD fellowship for research on aerogels. Main investigation topic of the offered position is the development of new aerogel materials and aerogel composites for high temperature application in the temperature range of > 1000 °C based on silica aerogels. The investigations are focussed on chemical manipulation of the silica aerogel and physical optimization based on particle and fibre reinforcement. As part of the postdoctoral position they are looking for a highly motivated candidate that provides expertise in the synthesis and characterisation of porous silica based materials and reinforced materials.
The main research focus of the Institute of Materials Research is the development of new material solutions and their processing techniques for applications in aerospace, in energy technology and in automotive engineering. In co-operation with DLR institutes as well as with national and international partners, the Institute of Materials Research is consistently working on fundamental and application-orientated topics. Since almost 20 years DLR performs research on aerogels on the basis of oxides, thermosettings resins, biopolymers and Carbon. They especially explore technologies for their synthesis and manufacturing, to optimize routines and reduce costs and using environmentally friendly processes and precursors.
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