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synthetic polymer chemistry

Synthetic polymer chemistry at KAUST

A PhD studentship position in synthetic polymer chemistry is currently available within the group of Professor Iain McCulloch at KAUST. The successful candidate will join an inter-disciplinary team working on the development of novel organic semiconducting materials. The available position will involve predominantly the synthesis of organic conjugated fused aromatic heterocycle semiconducting polymers and soluble small molecules. You will be expected to interact with fabrication and measurement collaborators, as well as undertake materials characterization




KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. We are a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world. We exist for the pursuit and advancement of scientific knowledge and its broad dissemination and benevolent application. We strive to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment. www.kaust.edu.sa


The Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE) operates five graduate programs corresponding to five core disciplines: Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemical Science, Earth Science and Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Some of these programs have specific academic tracks, and a student may choose the track that best suits his/her goals. Students will be offered modules consisting of lectures, seminars, and laboratory classes and will conduct independent research. pse.kaust.edu.sa

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