ICN2-DC1: Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience

Supervisors: Prof. Stephan Roche (ICN2), Dr Aleandro Antidormi (ICN2), Prof. Ivan Cole (RMIT), with industry mentors Sivasambu Bohm and David Noriega (ArcelorMittal)

Option 1 Simulations of graphene based coatings

This PhD research will consist in performing DFT and molecular dynamics simulations on new type of graphene-based coatings & composite of potential applications in steel industries, and aeronautics. An external industrial partner will contribute to training and guidance of the student in industry aspects and help in profiling simulations to respond to the current cutting edge technological and high through put industrial product developments.

Option 2 Simulations of amorphous boron nitride based ultrathin films

The PhD research will consist in performing DFT and molecular dynamics simulations on new type of amorphous boron-nitride based coatings of potential applications in composites. The objective is to analyse how the variability of disorder in boron-nitride forms can affect their mechanical properties, as well as thermal stability and efficiency as barrier to metal atoms. This could have applications in electronics.

Option 3 Oxidation effects on graphene-based composites

 The PhD research will consist in performing DFT and molecular dynamics simulations on defected graphene-based composites with a particular focus on the variation of properties by changing degree of oxidation and resulting properties of the material for applications.

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ICN2-DC1

Research Areas

Machine Learning, Physics, Nanotechnology, Advanced Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Industrial Design, Electronics

Research Host

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)

PhD awarding institution/s

Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) & RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Closed Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Associate Prof. Andrey Molotnikov (RMIT), Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf (UoK), Philipp Krooss (UoK) and Dr. Markus Weinmann (UoK)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Kassel (UoK) and RMIT University

Location

Germany

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jenny Zhang (RMIT) and Prof. Jose Antonio Vilar-Fernandez (UDC) and José Luis González Leal (Navantia) and Prof. Amparo Alonso-Betanzos (UDC) and Prof. Vicente Díaz-Casas (UDC) and Prof. Marcos Miguez González (UDC)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of A Coruña (UDC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) and Associate Prof. Carsten Nico Hjortso (UPCH) and Dr. Marie Smed (UPCH)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and RMIT University

Location

Denmark

Status

Open Position

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains