Havenith Group

Optimization of glycerol-water mixtures for antifreeze function using spectroscopic screening

About the topic:

Spectroscopic screening will be used to probe local hydration and changes in mixing enthalpy of glycerol-water mixtures. This establishes a link between macroscopic/thermodynamic and microscopic/structural changes as a function of mixing ratio, which offers opportunities to rationally design glycerol-water mixtures to optimize cryoprotective applications.

What they are looking for in students:

Through this solvation student challenge program, we expect motivated experimental researchers interested in physical chemistry, solvation research and spectroscopy. We are ready for new collaborations and always happy to invite new people in our friendly team.

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HOW To Apply

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For your application you will need:

  • CV with contact details and affiliation (max. 2 pages)
  • letter of motivation related to Solvation Science (1 page)
  • your research proposal (1 page)
  • your diploma (Bachelor or Master)

Prerequisites: Current Master and PhD students with expiriences in Natural Sciences, Medical Sciences or related topics of Engineering

Start:  15 of July 2024

Deadline: 01st September 2024

The results will be announced at the end of September 2024.

The following selection period will be open in October 2024




Win A research Stay

Subject: conduct your research proposal
Duration: 3 months
Location: Bochum, Germany and local Ruhr RESOLV partner institutions
Language of instruction: English
Costs: RESOLV sponsors travel and a monthly stipend
Period research stay: before August 2025