I hope this email finds you all well.
I would like to draw your attention to a PhD position offer on crystallization processes from Helmholtz-Cenre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Germany https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/home/ and ETEX Group https://www.etexgroup.com/fr-be/
Contact: Liane G. Benning
The objective of the PhD project is to improve our understanding of the impact of different additives used in gypsum board formulations on the kinetics and mechanisms of gypsum crystallization and on the microstructure of the resulting matrix. The final objective is to identify the reactions leading to a reduction in the amount of gypsum used in gypsum board, while maintaining the requirements of sustainable performance. The experimental PhD project will be carried out in the mineral synthesis laboratories of the GFZ (GeoForschungs Zentrum in Potsdam, Germany) and this work will be complemented by training and experiments related to mechanical testing and scaling up of the experimental results to "real" factory conditions. The latter part will be performed in close collaboration with ETEX staff and in dedicated laboratory facilities.
More details abour the PhD position can be found at the following link: https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/career/job-offers/job-detail/5507/#job=%2Fprj%2Fshw%2F23e582ad8087f2c03a5a31c125123f9a_0%2F5507%2FPhD_student_position_f_m_x.htm?stellort=7 https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/career/job-offers/job-detail/5507/#job=%2Fprj%2Fshw%2F23e582ad8087f2c03a5a31c125123f9a_0%2F5507%2FPhD_student_position_f_m_x.htm?stellort=7&lang=en_GB&xid=%21%21%21X%21I%21D%21%21%21 &lang=en_GB&xid=%21%21%21X%21I%21D%21%21%21
Dr. Thaïs Couasnon
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Building C, room C222
Tel: 0331 288 28703