Advanced Composite Manufacturing

5 PhD Studentships:

Advanced Composite Manufacturing

Five exciting TÜBİTAK BİDEB PhD studentships are available at the Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) to design, develop, produce, characterise and test metal nanofiller based advanced polymer matrix composites for textile/paper/surface coating applications. More specifically the project will be exploring fine size/shape tuning of nanofillers in a novel manufacturing process. The 36-month project will be led by Dr Mustafa Kemal BAYAZIT in SUNUM.

Applicant: The successful applicant will ideally have graduated (or be due to graduate) with an undergraduate first class (honor) degree and/or MSc (or equivalent). Formal applications should be made via Sabancı University’s online application platform for a PhD. This project is well suited to self-motivated and hard-working candidates with a keen interest in nanomaterials, materials chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer composites and advanced characterization/test techniques. Applications to the positions are invited from students with an appropriate background in physics, chemical engineering, materials science or chemistry, or similar, with an interest in nanomaterials and polymers.

Informal applications may be made directly to Dr Bayazit ( by CV and covering letter.

The Studenthips are funded for 3 years (with possible extension) as follows:

-The scholarship will be 4500 TL per month. -A tuition waiver and free accommodation at student dormitories will be provided by Sabanci University.