The projects involve the development of new experimental methods to determine the structure of complex solid materials at different length scales, from atomic level structures to micro-meter level organisation and architecture.
Approaches include dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced multi-dimensional correlation spectroscopy, high-resolution homonuclear dipolar decoupling, or the development of advanced computational methods using DFT to calculate NMR parameters or molecular modelling methods to calculate structures.
The goals are to determine structure-activity relations in pharmaceutical polymorphs, polymer composites, controlled release formulations, porous materials or catalytic surfaces.
The EPFL is one of the world’s leading universities, located on a beautiful campus on the shores of Lake Geneva. The Laboratory has extensive state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure, including advanced solid-state DNP instrumentation. More information in can be found here: http://lrm.epfl.ch. The PhD positions are fully funded, and provide a high standard of living.
Motivated candidates with an undergraduate background in chemistry or physics should send their CVs firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline – not mentioned