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PhD Student
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Wetting, spreading and penetration in relation to surface design in inkjet printing
YKI is starting a research project in cooperation with five industrial partners and Mid-Sweden University (MiUn). The project is called Next Generation Substrates for Inkjet Printing and gives a lot of opportunities to make contacts in industrial as well as academic environment.
Project description
Novel inkjet coatings, consisting of silica pigments with nanopores, have been developed at YKI in a previous project. Here, inkjet coatings with nanometer and micrometer pores especially designed for inkjet printing will be synthesized and characterized. Wetting, spreading and penetration measurements, also using new contact angle techniques in the picoliter droplet range, will be use to characterize the interaction with both pigment-coated and uncoated paper substrates. Spectroscopic investigation of ink-paper interaction and ink distribution in paper will be used to quantify the chemical substances laterally and vertically in the paper substrates. There will be a strong focus both on new pigment development together with industrial partners and on the fundamental understanding on the relation between the pore structure in the pigments, the base paper and the print quality. Part of the experimental work will be done at Mid-Sweden University and at industrial partners’ facilities.
Design of sound experiments, laboratory skills and characterization will be the key elements of this PhD. Therefore, the candidates’ skills must be multi-disciplined, with a strong background in chemistry or materials science and a strong preference for additional experience in colloid and surface science, papermaking and skillful use of combinations of advanced scientific instrumentation. Furthermore, the applicants should be energetic, highly motivated and possess excellent communication skills.
You will be employed by and based at YKI in Stockholm. Part of the work will be conducted at the laboratories of participating industrial and academic partners.
Starting date can be as early as mid April 2008 and the employment is for four years. The salary follows conditions at KTH for doctoral positions. You will be covered by the regular employment based benefits such as health benefits.
For further information please contact Agne Swerin, Head of Forest Products Section, telephone +46 8 5010 6031, mobile +46 768 64 00 31,
e-mail .
Please send your CV and cover letter to our HR Manager: no later than 10 April 2008.
YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry is the internationally leading industrial research institute in applied surface and colloid chemistry. YKI’s clients come from many industrial sectors e.g. pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food, industrial chemicals, household products, pulp and paper, coatings, personal care products, adhesives, paint, print and packaging. The 75 member companies, more than 50 % of which are based outside Sweden, include world leaders in these branches. YKI has 70 employees and is located in a research-intensive area on the campus of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm’s technical university. YKI is a part of the SP group, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. For further information please visit our website


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