The Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies (LTNT) at ETH Zurich has an opening for a
Post-doctoral research scientist
TopicNanocomposites for thermally conductive underfills in electronic chip packaging.
The successful candidate will be involved in a collaborative project with IBM Research – Zurich. The project aims to address high end packing needs in fabrication of microprocessors consisting of 3D chip stacks, which are expected to dominate the next generation of IT industry. The success of 3D chip stacks depends critically on thermal management. Our interest lies in investigating thermo-mechanical characterization of novel nanocomposites manufactured from particle suspensions, which could serve as thermal underfill materials in future chip stacks. The candidate will help develop, analyze and characterize the dielectric, thermally conducting, self-assembled nanocomposites. The work is primarily experimental in nature with an additional theoretical part to explain the experimental observations. We plan to look into both the thermal as well as the mechanical behavior of the nanocomposites, using a broad range of microscopy methods common in materals science, as well by developing specific methods for the thermal characterization.
Time The start date of the project is January 2, 2013. A slightly later start date is possible through mutual agreement. The appointment duration is two years.
An earned Ph.D. degree from an internationally recognized institution, typically in one of the following areas: materials science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, micro- and nanoscale engineering, engineering physics. Proven experimental capabilities are necessary. Some experience with nanocomposites and materials research is desired. Candidates should have an excellent knowledge of the English language and excellent communication skills.
We offer an exciting position to work in two institutes of international repute and infrastructure, and a direct access to the international scientific community. Zurich has been consistently ranked number one among all cites worldwide for quality of life.
Interested candidates should direct their questions and/or send a complete resume including list of publications and a list of 3 references with email addressed to:
Prof. Dimos Poulikakos/Dr. Manish K. Tiwari
Institute of Energy Technology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
ETH Zentrum, Sonneggstrasse 3
CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel 41 1 632 27 38 (direct) or 41 1 632 2435 (secretary: S. Schneider)
Fax 41 1 632 11 76
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