Fibres have a central role in determining the key characteristics of many everyday products. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is coordinating the international FibreNet project that develops new tools and methods for controlling the properties of different products that contain bio-fibres.
The goal of the FibreNet project is to control the properties of fibre-based products throughout the production process from fibres to end products. The research activities are organized into PhD projects. The FibreNet consortium is made up of seven universities and eight companies from Europe.
According to FibreNet’s funding model, the researchers who will be working in Finland are hired from outside of Finland. The 11 positions available in the other European partner universities are open to MSc graduates who have completed their degree in Finland. Applications are now invited for three-year PhD positions in the FibreNet project. Four positions are open in Finland, three at TUT and one at Kemira. Positions are open at TUT in the Laboratory of Materials Science and the Micro and Nanosystems Research Group.