Accelerated Discovery of Superhydrophobic Materials 

(PhD Position)

DESCRIPTION 

Superhydrophobic materials are of great interest for the development of self-cleaning, corrosion and bio-incrustation resistant coatings for a wide range of industrial applications. However, current superhydrophobic materials tend to loose this property under harsh environments. This PhD will work towards the discovery of superhydrophobic ceramic coatings through high throughput experiments using automation and a first approximation with artificial intelligence. The research project will use state-of-the-art production and characterization tools such as robotic arms, FIB/TEM, XPS, Raman spectroscopy etc. to probe the relationship deposition conditions-microstructure-physical properties. 


Candidates must have (or about to obtain) a master degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or equivalent. This PhD project is in collaboration with the Mexican Centre for Innovation in Ocean Energy. 

To apply please contact Dr. Eddie López Honorato (eddie.lopez@cinvestav.edu.mx), sending a motivation letter and a CV. This position will remain open until filled. 

FUNDING INFORMATION 

This project is open to Mexican and International students. A full scholarship will be awarded through the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). This project is part of the Mexican Centre for Innovation in Ocean Energy.

SUPERVISORS 

Dr. Eddie López Honorato

Dr. Keny Ordaz Hernández