11/07/2020
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PhD Student (f/m/d) in (Physical) Chemistry for Photo-Electrocatalytic CO2 Conversion

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/07/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Berlin
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined
  • JOB STATUS
    Other

Work group:

Solar Fuels

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

Reference No. EE 2020/26

The Institute Solar Fuels is looking for

PhD Student (f/m/d) in (Physical) Chemistry for Photo-Electrocatalytic CO2 Conversion

Thesis Topic and Tasks

Thesis topic: "Photo-Electrocatalytic CO2 Conversion with Nanostructured Thin Films"

The student is expected to:

  • Synthesize nanostructured thin film electrocatalysts with glancing angle sputter deposition and nanosphere lithography
  • Explore the use of plasmonic effects to enhance catalytic conversions
  • Design and build small integrated (photo)electrochemical / "Fischer-Tropsch" reactors for CO2 conversion
  • Perform structural, optical, (photo)electrochemical, and product analysis studies

Requirements

  • Completed Master's degree in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, or Materials Science
  • Strong background in electrochemistry and thin film synthesis and characterization
  • Affinity with optical techniques, heterogeneous catalysis, and reactor design
  • Good spoken and written English communication skills

Please upload the following documents with your application:

  • Motivation letter (in English) describing your background and research interests
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) listing your education, publications, research experience, and contact details for two references
  • Fixed term contract for 36 months. Payment is made in accordance with the collective agreement for public service (TVöD-Bund).

    We strive to increase the proportion of female employees and are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from women. Disabled applicants with equal aptitude are given preference.

    Further Information

    Prof. Dr. Roel van de Krol

    +49 30 8062 - 43035

    EE-IF-head@helmholtz-berlin.de

    Closing Date: 31.07.2020

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    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
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    Berlin

    EURAXESS offer ID: 541461
    Posting organisation offer ID: hzb_stellenangebot:1245E

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