The Department for Chemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) invites applications for a position as Professorship (W3) for Sustainable Functional Polymers to be occupied from winter semester 2020/21.
The Department is seeking an internationally recognized individual with an attractive research focus on controlled polymerization for functional polymer synthesis. Sustainability aspects should be taken into account. This may, amongst others, include the use of natural, biogenic building blocks, a more sustainable design of controlled polymerization processes to functional polymers, and/or a possible focus on polymer degradation with a view to circular material cycles and recycling.
The research area is in particular expected to become a major player in the Chemistry Department’s research focus on polymer materials as well as within interdisciplinary cooperations, especially with regard to materials and engineering sciences as well as with the Fraunhofer Institute for Durability and System Reliability (LBF). A link to the profile areas of the Technical University of Darmstadt and the network of Rhine-Main Universities is advantageous.
The candidate will participate in the teaching of Bachelor- (in German language) and Master programs. Especially participation in the teaching program of Macromolecular Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry is expected.