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Postdoc in Mechanics/Tribology of Triboelectric Nanogenerators at University of Glasgow

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Specifically, the post requires expert knowledge in experimental and/or computational mechanics of materials and/or tribology. The position is part of a large international EPSRC-SFI funded project aimed at developing next generation textile triboelectric nanogenerators (or T-TENGs) for powering of wearable electronics.  This position will focus on the mechanics and tribology of T-TENGs and will involve both modelling and experimental work. Of particular interest is modelling and experimental analysis aimed at understanding, predicting and optimising the contact area and charge transfer at textile interfaces. The mechanical aspects of T-TENG testing will also be part of the position. The activity of the post is not limited to the mechanics of textile TENGs, but will include work on mechanics of conventional bulk TENGs.

The exact focus (modelling/experimental) will depend on the candidate’s background. Candidates with direct experience in either experimental or computational mechanics (e.g. FEM, BEM & Multiphysics modelling etc.) are suitable. Also suitable are candidates who have worked directly on fabricating, testing or modelling triboelectric nanogenerators (either mechanics or electronic aspects), but this is by no means essential. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow. The candidate will work with an experienced team at the University of Glasgow including Dr Daniel Mulvihill and Prof Ravinder Dahiya along with several international collaborators. The candidate will be able to work in a multidisciplinary team spanning two research groups: Materials and Manufacturing Research Group (MMRG) and the Bendable Electronics and Sensing Group (BEST). 

The post is for 2 YearsClosing date 17th Feburary 2021. Please apply here:

(Select 'Research and Teaching' in 'Job family' and 'College of Science and Engineering' as 'College'.)  Alternative link:

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