KTH Royal Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Scholarship in Graphene Nanocomposites for Catalysis 2017, Sweden

Publish Date: Mar 16, 2017

Deadline: May 15, 2017

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.

The workplace

The project will be conducted in the laboratory of Professor Mingdi Yan in the Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. Research in the Yan laboratory has a general focus on developing new conjugation chemistry that is general, efficient, can accommodate ligand diversity, maintain ligand bioaffinity, and give bioactive and stable interfaces. Project areas include new click-type chemistry, graphene chemistry and applications, and antimicrobial nanomaterials.

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

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 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 2017-05-15. 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
Extent: Full-time
Number of positions: 2
Amount of scholarship: By agreement
Location: Department of Chemistry, KTH

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