Applications are invited for two fully funded PhD fellowships/scholarships at Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, one within the “Physics and Astronomy” programme (project 1) and the other (project 2) within the “Chemistry” programme. The positions are available from 1 November 2020 or later.
Research area and project description
The two scholarships are part of an interdisciplinary project between the departments of Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry with the goal of developing a novel instrument for absolute determination of the saturating vapor pressure of low volatile substances, e.g. aerosol particles of relevance for climate and atmosphere sciences, and of obtaining fundamental understanding of the partitioning of low volatility compounds between gas and particle phase in the atmosphere.
Project 1: Absolute determination of the saturation vapor pressure of low volatile substances
This project will involve the development of state-of-the-art optomechanical pressure sensors, as well as the construction of an ultrahigh vacuum system for absolute pressure measurements, which will be benchmarked in collaboration with the Danish Fundamental Metrology Institute. Experiments on the determination of the saturation vapor pressure of aerosols and their gas-particle partitioning will be carried out in close collaboration with the Department of Chemistry.
Project 2: Gas-particle partitioning of low volatility compounds in the atmosphere
This project will involve experiments in a state of the art atmospheric simulation chamber using well characterized aerosol particles and thermodynamic modelling. Under varying conditions of relative humidity and temperature the formation and growth of aerosol particles will be probed using scanning mobility particle sizers, aerosol mass spectrometry, and chemical ionization techniques. The project will investigate particle phase, chemical composition and water content as controlling parameters for aerosol volatility and involves collaborations with the groups of Prof. Ilona Riipinen at Stockholm University and Dr. Uli Krieger at ETH Zürich.
Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants must hold a MSc or equivalent degree in Physics, Chemistry, Nano-science, Atmospheric Science or similar, experience in experimental AMO physics (in particular with lasers/interferometry) or with aerosol measurements and knowledge on atmospheric science, being a plus.
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|Title||2 fully funded PhD fellowships in "Physics and Astronomy" and "Chemistry"|
|Job location||Nordre Ringgade 1, 8000 Aarhus|
|Published||June 2, 2020|
|Application deadline||August 1, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
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