The main research interest of the Ferroic Materials for Transducers (FMT) group at LIST is on ferroic oxide materials with interesting coupling properties. It means these materials can transform one sort of energy into another one, such as mechanical to electrical. In our dynamic five-year old group always open to explore new opportunities, we model and grow ferroic materials and in some cases, we develop proof of concepts such as energy harvesters, actuators or heap pumps.
For this permanent position, we look for an experimentalist researcher in materials science/physics/engineering with experience on ferroic materials (e.g. piezoelectrics, caloric materials, electrooptics).
LIST is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) that is strongly project and team oriented. Consequently, the researcher will have to manage research projects of different kinds, from academia to industry. These projects will be mostly based on ferroic materials with strong experimental developments such as films growth, structural and functional characterizations and proof of concept for applications. The researcher will also have to secure funding to pursue research. He will also have to write scientific articles and patents. All these activities will be performed in strong collaboration with the other members of the group and the department.
This researcher should have an excellent academic background. Experience on the applicative side would be very much appreciated, together with collaboration(s) with industry. Participation to former European projects would be an asset.
The group activities at a glance can be consulted on www.list.lu/en/mrt/nanomaterials-and-nanotechnologies/group/ferroic-materials-for-transducers-group/.
More details are available on the group members respective google scholar webpage.
- PhD in Physics, Materials Science or Engineering
- Between 2 and 10 years after PhD completion
- Team player
- Knowledge on functional oxides, in particular ferroics
- Ability to conceive and carry out a project to completion independently
- Writing and publication/patent skills
- Excellent academic record
- Experience on applications/industrial partnership
- Experience on PhD candidate supervision
- Good spoken and written English is mandatory