PhD Studentship Deposition of Complex Fluids in Inkjet Printing

Prof C D Bain and Dr A Berson

A PhD studentship is available from October 2013 on a collaborative project entitled I4T: Innovation in Industrial Inkjet Technology between Durham, Cambridge, Leeds and a consortium of companies interested in inkjet printing and drop delivery. The studentship will be based at Durham University but you will work collaboratively with PhD students, post-docs and senior researchers across the three institutions.

The project involves the measurement and modelling of the evaporation of drops of complex fluids on surfaces that are smooth, textured, porous or ‘smart’. We are particularly interested in how to use internal flows and chemical interactions in order to control the final morphology of a deposit on a surface. The project will involve suspensions of solid particles and emulsions. Experimental techniques include high-speed imaging, particle tracking and optical and electron microscopy. The studentship will be co-supervised by Prof. Colin Bain (Chemistry) and Dr. Arganthaël Berson (Engineering) at Durham University.

The studentship will be for a period of 42 months from October 1, 2013, though other start dates may be agreed. The stipend will be at the EPSRC rate, currently £13,726 p.a. The position is restricted to UK residents for fee purposes. Applications should be sent to C.D. Bain via the ‘Apply’ button below and should include a CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for the project. Please provide the names and contact details of two referees and ask them to send references to Applications are welcomed from chemists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers with relevant background.

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For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Colin Bain (

Closing date: 31 July 2013.

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