Postdoctoral Scholarship in Graphene Nanocomposites for Catalysis
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.
Sustainable production of chemicals is essential for our society to ensure an optimal use of resources on the planet. The goal of this project is to develop new graphene nanocomposites that can transform carbon dioxide and water into H2 or CO for organic synthesis. The project involves the synthesis of 3D graphene, immobilization of catalysts, and evaluation of the catalytic performances of the graphene nanocomposites. The project is part of the Wallenberg framework, Catalytic Composites for Sustainable Synthesis (CATSS). The prospective candidate will have the opportunity to work within an interdisciplinary team of synthetic chemists, materials chemists, microscopists, and theoretical chemists.
The successful candidate will have strong background and expertise in the general field of graphene nanocomposites and catalysis. Experience and skills in the synthesis and chemical functionalization of graphene, characterization of graphene and nanomaterials are required. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic scientist with demonstrated strong work ethics, research productivity, the ability to conduct independent research, and work well in a team environment. A Ph.D., not older than five years, in chemistry or related fields is required.
Apply to this scholarship by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2017-05-15. Mark your application with reference number K-2017-0182.
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 three references
Please observe that you apply for a scholarship, not an employment.
About the positions
Period: 2017-07-01 – 2018-06-30 with the possibility to extend
Number of positions: 2
Amount of scholarship: By agreement
Location: Department of Chemistry, KTH
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