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Utrecht University's Faculty of Humanities is looking for a Postdoc position in the Horizon2020 project “Integrity” (0.8 FTE). Are you interested? Then please …
Synthesis of MOF structures
The position is part of a larger project in which ferroelectrics based on metal-organic frameworks will be developed. Ferroelectrics are here targeted to be used as physically flexible memories and mechanical energy harvesters. These can be used in (biocompatible) sensors for the Internet of Things. The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant to Monique A. van der Veen for this research.
You will work in a team of experimentalists and theorists to achieve this common goal. As a post-doctoral fellow you will support the PhD students in their synthesis efforts, and you will focus on achieving the synthesis of more challenging MOF structures, as well as developing new synthetic methods to grow MOFs in nanolamellae and thin films. These are relevant for electronic characterisation and the production of MOFs into many types of devices. You will also delve into the nanoscopic characterisation of the electronic properties of your materials.
The candidate must hold a PhD in Metal-Organic Chemistry, or will have submitted a PhD thesis prior to taking up the appointment. Experience with advanced physical characterisation (e.g. refinement of XRD patterns, AFM, dielectric spectroscopy) is beneficial but not required.
Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.
The Department of Chemical Engineering promotes the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in chemical engineering, with a focus on materials for energy and health applications. We aspire to improve the quality of life in a sustainable society through discovery and innovation, the quality of life of our graduates through inspiration and teaching, and the quality of life of our peers through collaboration and exchange. With a proud heritage in chemical engineering, the department seeks to break new ground in areas where molecular understanding and engineering design meet.
The post-doctoral fellow will work under the guidance of Monique A. van der Veen. The van der Veen group focuses on the development of metal-organic frameworks for photocatalysis and electronics. An important component of research in the van der Veen group is the use of advanced optical spectroscopy to gain new insight into the structure and function of nanoporous materials.