PhD student position in Nanotechnology with focus on development of functional nanoporous materials for clean technology applications
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Engineering Sciences is one of the largest institutions at Uppsala University and conducts research within a number of different technical subjects. The department has approximately 360 employees and has its activities at the Ångström Laboratory and Campus Gotland.
The PhD student position is at The Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, the Ångström Laboratory.
Project description and work duties: The Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials have extensive experience in the development of nanoporous materials. Our researchers have also been at the forefront of the development of functional porous materials including mesoporous magnesium carbonate (MMC) and highly porous amorphous calcium carbonate (HPACC) as well as zeolites and other framework materials (MOFs, CIFs etc). As well as materials development, a significant amount of our work is related to optimisation of these nanoporous materials for various applications, including controlled drug delivery, gas separation, water purification and catalysis.
We are searching for a highly motivated PhD student to join our division and strengthen our research competence in the development of functional nanoporous materials for clean technology applications. Examples of clean technology applications include greenhouse gas separation/adsorption, water purification as well as sustainable catalysis.
Typical work tasks include the synthesis and characterisation (e.g. X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, electron microscopy, gas adsorption) of porous inorganic carbonates, oxides and other porous framework materials (e.g. ZIFs, CIFs, MOFs), modification (e.g. post-synthesis) of nanoporous materials, testing of materials for clean technology applications. Part of the work will be carried out in collaboration with national and international collaborators.
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20 %).
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