Centro de Física Teórica e Computacional, Lisboa Graduate Research Fellowships (BI)
Deadline for applications: 15 July 2010.
12-24 months full-time, starting September 2010. Preference will be given to candidates wishing to pursue studies leading to a doctoral degree.
`Soft condensed matter` - the class of materials for which the relevant energy scale is close to the energy of thermal agitation - exhibits dramatic emergent phenomena that arise from simple interactions.
This project aims to study a new generation of materials, where surface texture plays a dominant role in determining he structure and properties of adsorbed or self-assembled fluid phases. It comprises three theoretical and computational sub-projects investigating:
- liquid-crystal structure induced by patterned substrates;
- the self-assembly of colloids with anisotropic interactions; and
- nematic emulsions. The combined study of these systems will shed light on the principles governing the interplay of geometry and fluctuations on the mesoscale.
Professor Margarida Telo da Gama and other members of the Condensed Matter Physics Group at CFTC (cftc.cii.fc.ul.pt), as appropriate.
4. Academic Requirements:
First Degree or MSc in physics or related areas.
At the appropriate point in FCT payscales (tax-free).
6. How to apply:
Send CV and letter of motivation to Professor Margarida Telo da Gama, Centro de Física Teórica e Computacional, Avenida Proessor Gama Pinto 2, P-1649-003 Lisbon, Portugal. The successful candidates will be interviewed for the purpose of assigning them to one of the three sub-projects. Ideally vacancies should be filled in the order A, B, C, but we are flexible and candidates` preferences will be taken into consderation whenever possible.
7. Deadline for applications:
15 July 2010.