PhD opportunities

High-added value bio-based materials via new approach of textile recycling

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseComputational mechanics and Materials
Doctoral SchoolSFA - Sciences Fondamentales et Appliques
SupervisorMme Tatiana BUDTOVA
Research unitCentre for material forming
Starting dateOctober 1st 2020
Keywordsfluid thermodynamics, rheology, bio-aerogels, particles, solutions, blends
AbstractProject description
Due to the growth of population, the demand for textile products is increasing, leading, as a consequence, to the increase of their waste. Currently, most of textile waste is either incinerated or landfilled. Modern textiles are multicomponent materials making their recycling challenging. Innovative solutions are needed to help building circular economy
The goal of this work is to make new high-added value materials from waste textiles based on mixed natural (cotton, wool) and synthetic (polyester) components. The components will be separated and new high-added value porous materials, bio-aerogels, will be made.
The work is at the frontier of polymer chemical physics and materials processing. It will involve the use of various techniques, including formulation, rheology, optical and electron microscopies, characterisation of solutions, blends and porous materials, and the understanding of thermodynamics of mixed solvents for cellulose and wool dissolution.
Profileknowledge in polymer chemical physics, capability to work in group, fluent in English, mobility, motivation and sense of initiative and capability to report regularly on his/her work.
FundingFinancement par crdits ANR
PartnershipANR - programme Carnot / Gross annual salary: about 26 k/year
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