Job Details

Internship- Solubility of high performance resins in binary system

Reference Number
Bergen op Zoom
Job Type
Vacancy Category
Research & Development


The mission of the High Heat Resin Team is to simulate researches and develop new high heat polymers for optimizing processing method and materials properties to overcome the limitations that currently hold back advances in technology. These advances include more efficient and more reliable materials that can be used in different applications such as Flexible Electronics, Electrical Lighting, Healthcare, Automotive and Aerospace.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

As intern you will work on the first stage of project, you will perform literature search, determine solubility of high heat polymers in O-solvent/water system at various temperatures and further plot the phase diagram within different solvents.

You will characterize the phases of trinary system with general physical and analytical techniques such as viscosimetry, LS, TGA, GPC and GC. Furthermore, you will perform adhesion test of coating layer on the metals.

During your internship, you will be supported by experts and you will have the opportunity to interact with many scientists from other teams with whom you can share and discuss your work and collaborate. Finally, you will also have the chance to communicate your work and connect with experts from different business units of SABIC who are looking forward to your results and you will document your work in technical reports.

Start period: March/April 2020

Length: 6 months


- Master or Bachelor student in Polymer Science/Physical Chemistry/Chemical Engineer
- Good verbal and written English communication skills

- Preferably knowledge of polymers

- Creative, Flexible and independent.

Further Information

Contact details supervisors
Name: Dr. Shahram Shafaei


Telephone number: +31-164-292718

People Who Can

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