Master of Science in chemistry and materials science

Empa is a materials science and technology research institution located near Zürich. It belongs to the ETH domain.

For a research project at the Laboratory for Functional Polymers at Empa we are searching a creative and highly motivated person, who is interested in doing a master thesis in the area of polysiloxane materials to be used in dielectric elastomer actuators (artificial muscles). This involves the synthesis of cyclosiloxane monomers and their polymerization, end-functionalization of the resulting polymers and their cross-linking in thin films. The mechanical, dielectric and electromechanical properties of the resulting materials should also be investigated.

The successful candidate has a background in synthetic organic, inorganic, polymer chemistry, or materials science and is highly motivated to work on this exciting topic in the interactive research team of Dr. Dorina M. Opris at Empa.

If you are interested, please contact: Dr. Dorina Opris