Position type: Ph.D student position in Condensed Matter Physics Theory.
Topic: Locomotion of Artificial Systems in Complex Environments
Duration: 3 years + (possible extension).
Requirements: Graduate in Physics or Chemistry that have completed a Master in Condensed Matter Physics or related areas.
Starting: Before October 2018.
The goal of this project is the development of artificial microscopic machines able to navigate through complex environments such as our bodies. The design of these microscopic machines is inspired by the movements of cells in complex media, where they direct and adapt their motion in response to external stimuli. The successful applicant will work on the preparation and characterization of biologically relevant hydrogels followed by the tracking and study of the mobility of artificial spinning micromotors in these media to extract general rules and program their direction and speed of migration in these complex media.
This work is funded by “la Caixa” Foundation through a Junior Leader fellowship and will be supervised by Juan Luis Aragones. The appointment duration is up to 3 years (subjected to review) and it may be increased upon completion, starting from October 2018. The position is intended for a graduate in Physics or Chemistry that have completed a Master in Condensed Matter Physics or related areas.
Candidates interested in undertaking a PhD and work on this project are invited to send their applications by means of a motivation letter, CV and at least one reference to Juan Luis Aragones – juan.aragones(at)uam.es.