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Caracterization, Corrosion and Degradation of Materials of Technological Interest

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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Name and Surname
Endzhe Matykina

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Chemical Science
Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Research Area
Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Caracterization, Corrosion and Degradation of Materials of Technological Interest
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
The research group has over 30 years of experience in the field of corrosion, degradation and protection of advanced materials, such as steels, light alloys and metal matrix composites. The group is interested in alloy engineering and tailoring of surface functional properties. A range of available facilities for that purpose include corrosion tests, tribological equipment and access to alloy manufacturing facilities. Specific areas of research include development of new magnesium alloys (role of alloying elements and semisolid processing) for transport and biomedical applications and advanced surface treatments by anodizing and plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) of Al-, Mg- and Ti-based substrates for a wide range of applications.
Research lines / projects proposed
The proposed research lines concern with development of multifunctional surface coatings on light alloys (Al, Mg and Ti) by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation and evaluation of their functionality with respect to corrosion, mechanical, tribological and bioactive (where appropirate) properties for transport and biomedical appliations.
A particular attention will be given to development and tayloring of "smart biomaterials based on Mg/PEO or Ti/PEO systems, which will combine bioactivity with biodegradability and added functionality, such as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The applicants will need a strong background in Materials Science and a good knowledge of Chemistry. Knowledge of and hands-on experience in biomaterials/cell interactions is not compulsory but desirable. "

Application requirements

Professional Experience & Documents
The applicants should submit a CV and letter of motivation, explaining their interest in the topic and capability to bring the project to fruition. Apart from the standard information, the CV should specify the most important works (projects, publications) of the applicant and their relevance to the research lines outlined above.
You can attach the 'One Page Proposal' to enhance the attractiveness of your application. Supervisors usually appreciate it. Please take into account your background and the information provided in Research Team & Research Topic section to fill in it.

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