KTH Royal Institute of Technology Postdoc Scholarship in Quantum Chemical Modeling of Solar Cells and Solar Fuels 2017, Sweden

Publish Date: Mar 16, 2017

Deadline: Mar 31, 2017

Postdoc scholarship in Quantum Chemical Modeling of Solar Cells and Solar Fuels

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The workplace

The School of Chemical Science and Engineering includes the areas Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Fibre and Polymer Technology. It encompasses both fundamental and applied Chemical sciences and seeks sustainable development through scientific excellence. Many research activities are interdisciplinary across the borders from Chemistry to Materials science, Environmental science, Biochemistry, Biology and Medicine. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Chemistry, Degree Programs in Engineering Chemistry, Technical Preparatory Year and three international master programs: Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment, Macromolecular Materials and Molecular Science and Engineering. We also cooperate with the master programs Energy and Environment, Materials Design and Biotechnology.

Project description

One part of the project concerns the modeling of the photovoltaic processes in dye-sensitized solar cells. These studies will focus on the photoactivation as well as the charge transfer processes. The second part of the project concerns solar fuels and the conversion of solar energy to chemical energy. Direct photochemical conversion as well as photovoltaic processes coupled with electrochemistry will be considered. The goal of the project is to increase the understanding of the relevant processes in solar cells and solar fuels to facilitate the design of molecules and materials that lead to improved energy efficiency. The research will be conducted in collaboration with other research groups at the Department of Chemistry that are active in experimental research on solar cells and solar fuels.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or Physics with specialization in Quantum Chemistry or similar subject area. Knowledge and experience in modeling of photophysical and photochemical processes. Good communication skills in English, in its written and spoken forms.


Apply to this scholarship by e-mail to scholarship@che.kth.se.  You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than 2017-03-31. Mark your application with reference number K-2017-0194.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 2 pages)
  • Contact information for at least two references

Please observe that you apply for a scholarship, not an employment.

About the position

Period: 1 year (with potential extension for 1 additional year)
Extent: Full-time
Number of positions: 1
Amount of scholarship: 26000 SEK per month
Starting date: preferably between 1-05-2017 and 1-09-2017

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