The Department of Interface Science (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.
Several PhD positions in Interfacial Ionics Group
The Interfacial Ionics group (https://www.fhi.mpg.de/isc-dept/research-groups/interfacial-ionics) is looking for several PhD students in electrochemistry that are being hired as part of the ERC Starting Grant ORION (https://www.fhi.mpg.de/1166984/2022-11-25_Oener_starting_grant?c=370603). The projects cover interfacial ionic processes in electrocatalysis, such as during NH3 and CH3OH oxidation, NO and CO2 reduction, as well as in electrochemical CO2 separation (for CO2 capture). Your main goal will be to study the ionic processes with fundamental electrochemical methods, including with a novel scanning probe microscopy, while also exploring real-world applications of your fundamental findings.
The PhD candidates are expected to graduate after three years.
REQUIREMENTSWe expect candidates to have:
- A strong MSc degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Physical Chemistry, preferably with a specialization in Electrochemistry
- Experience at performing complex electrochemistry experiments with a high drive to solve scientific and practical/instrumental challenges independently
- Experience working with Multiphysics simulations (e.g. COMSOL) is preferred
- Excellent English skills
Submit your application via our online application portal as soon as possible but latest by June 30, 2023 including the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications
- List of courses
- Names and email addresses of three references
Applications will be accepted from immediately until the positions are filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information, please contact
Dr. Sebastian Oener (email@example.com
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft,
MAX PLANCK SOCIETY
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.