Postdoc position in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia

18 Dec 2018 3:59 PM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

Please see below a link to a postdoc position in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia.

This is to undertake predominantly experimental research on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Multiscale viscoelastic lubrication of soft matter systems” , led by Professor Jason Stokes and Dr Gleb Yakubov.


The role:

The Project aims to develop new principles of viscoelastic lubrication in soft contacts. New insights into friction behaviour arising from complex fluid-substrate interactions are expected to be generated using techniques and interdisciplinary approaches that bridge rheology, tribology and surface science. The intended outcome is a phenomenological lubrication model that interprets the contribution of viscoelastic effects occurring across multiple length and time scales. This should provide significant benefits to diverse fields including advanced materials and complex fluids, engineering tribology, biolubrication and food structure design.  The scaling models discovered in the project will enable a transformational ability to interpret the many studies currently utilising soft tribology, including those in biotribology for biomedical applications and in food engineering where it is emerging as a design tool to create innovative consumer acceptable foods. Outputs will enhance innovation and growth in these and other fields for societal benefits (health, nutrition, well-being) and significantly advance the knowledge base. 


The person:

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines. You should also have demonstrated capability to undertake research in areas aligned to the project such as rheology, tribology and surface science with knowledge on complex fluids and soft matter systems; ability to mentor or supervise research students; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; high level communication skills and a passion for academic activities including research.  The person will directly report to Professor Jason Stokes in the School of Chemical Engineering.

Applications are due 16th January 2019 and we are looking for applicants who would be in a position to start early 2019.  Applicants should apply via the link provided. 



Jason Stokes & Gleb Yakubov

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