The Department of Interface Science (https://www.fhi.mpg.de/isc-department) headed by Prof. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya at the Fritz Haber Institute carries out cutting-edge research on advanced functional materials with applications in heterogeneous catalysis, energy conversion and electrochemistry. By combining unique synthesis methods, state-of-the art tools for experimental characterization and advanced approaches to data analysis, atomistic details of thermal catalysis and electrochemical reactions at gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces are revealed. In particular, structure-reactivity correlations on nanostructured materials can be established, paving the way for the rational design of novel catalytic materials.
We are looking for a PhD student for the Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy Group at the Department of Interface Science.
1 PhD Student (m/f/d)Project: Operando Electron Microscopy of Electrocatalysts
We have a PhD student position available in the liquid phase electron microscopy group led by Dr. See Wee Chee. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perform in situ/operando studies looking at the behavior of heterogeneous catalysts under reaction conditions using state-of-the-art liquid cell transmission electron microscopy (TEM) holders. The research aims to pave the way towards rational design of novel catalytic materials by establishing the structure-reactivity correlations in nanostructured catalysts.
The PhD position is for three years.
We expect a PhD candidate to have:
- A MSc degree in Physics, Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering with excellent grades in relevant courses
- Experience working with advanced scientific apparatus
- The ability to solve practical and experimental challenges independently
- A collaborative spirit and able to work in an international research environment
- A strong background in electrochemistry and electrocatalysis is preferred
- Experience with scripting for image processing and analysis using Python or equivalent languages is a plus
Please submit your application via our online application portal together with the following documents:
Applications will be accepted from immediately until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity. Furthermore the Max Planck Society aims to increase the participation of women in research. Therefore, applications by women are particularly welcome. The Max Planck Society is also committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals
The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) is located in the quiet south-west of Gemany’s capital Berlin, which is a large, tolerant and cosmopolitan city. Berlin offers a wide variety of culture, art, music, and outdoor opportunities.