The Department of Materials Science and Engineering undertakes innovative research dedicated to developing, producing, characterising and manipulating materials. Our goal is to enhance fundamental understanding, forming the basis for better performance, a longer life cycle and preserved functionality, while at the same time improving the sustainable use of resources. Critical Materials is an important connecting thread between our research areas.
MSE is currently looking for a project researcher.
Researcher: Archaeological adhesive technology
The ERC Ancient Adhesives project addresses a crucial problem in Palaeolithic archaeology: How to infer complex behaviour in the deep past. In this project we tackle this by applying process modelling to glue technology. By documenting glue production, use and discard in a formal notation (e.g. Petri nets) we can assess the complexity of the models. We are looking for a dependable and creative team player to collect the data that will be used in the computer models.