- Actively contribute to the Additive Manufacturing (AM) of new functional materials
- Develop new customised inorganic-organic hybrid composite filaments
- Join the Metal Industries Program within CSIRO Manufacturing team
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
The Postdoctoral fellow will actively contribute to the Additive Manufacturing (AM) of new functional materials. CSIRO is seeking to establish new capabilities to develop and process organic-inorganic hybrid composites by AM, with a focus on the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technique (aka Fused Deposition Modeling, FDM).
In this role, new organic-inorganic feedstock filaments, such as those consisting of combinations of metal, ceramic, polymer or other relevant materials, will be developed and 3D printed by FFF techniques, with a goal of fabricating/preparing both organic-inorganic composite parts, as well as fully inorganic parts. A comprehensive characterisation will be conducted to underpin the effects of introducing the inorganic filler on the rheological, mechanical and functional properties of the polymer matrix. A focused investigation will be dedicated to understanding the filler-matrix interaction. Post-processing treatments will be considered in order to meet surface quality specifications and to embed additional functionality in the printed part.
It is expected the successful candidate will contribute to the development of intellectual property in the area in terms of patents and know-how, and will publish aspects of the research in high quality peer reviewed journals.