A PhD position is available in the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced materials and Nanotechnology at Victoria University of Wellington.
The successful applicant will be joining an established laboratory working in the area of using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to measure mass transport in porous media. The project will be related to the use of novel NMR pulse sequences to measure dispersion and nonlocal dispersion using model and novel systems. There is scope in the project for a comparison with lattice-Boltzmann based simulations and/or the development of new hardware.
Laboratory facilities include 2 400MHz Bruker AVANCE Spectrometers, a 2MHz Magritek rock core analyser, a hyper-polarised xenon apparatus and various low field magnets and spectrometers.
Applicants should have graduated from a physics or chemical engineering program, preferably (but not necessarily) with a background in NMR. Full funding is available.
Supervision will be undertaken by Dr Mark Hunter and Professor Sir Paul Callaghan.