PhD position on new materials for organic redox flow batteries
The Molecular Materials and Nanosystems group at Eindhoven University of Technology is looking for excellent candidates for an open PhD position in the area …
- de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 uur
The Molecular Materials and Nanosystems group at Eindhoven University of Technology is looking for excellent candidates for an open PhD position in the area of organic redox flow batteries.
The transition towards renewable energies will require large-scale electrical storage solutions in order to address the intermittency of these resources. Redox flow batteries are an excellent candidate for this application as they store electrical energy in liquid electrolyte solutions which allow for straightforward and economic scaling of battery capacity by simply increasing the tank size. In this project you will develop new carbon-based organic materials that can be utilized as high performance storage material. The infinite possibilities of organic chemistry enable the synthesis and study of materials with improved storage capacity and stability over existing technologies.
This project aims to improve our understanding of structure-property relations of organic redox active materials for energy storage. To this end, you will employ a combination of organic synthesis and electrochemistry to design new materials and characterize their physical properties by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. Furthermore, the performance of these redox active materials will be extensively evaluated in flow battery prototypes. These results in combination with predictive computational modelling will be used to advance the state-of-the-art in this field and generate materials that have the potential to be used for large-scale energy storage.
This research is set in a close collaboration between the Molecular Materials and Nanosystems Group at the TU/e and DIFFER (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research). You will work closely with other researchers in the M2N group at TU/e and at DIFFER under the supervision of Dr. Koen Hendriks. You will lead the experimental work and provide input for predictive computational work that will guide us towards new and improved materials as well as a deeper understanding between molecular structure and battery performance.
The Molecular Materials and Nanosystems Group is an interdepartmental research group at the TU/e active in the Departments Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and Applied Physics. It brings together researchers from these two fields and aims at establishing a coherent research program on the chemistry, physics and materials science of organic and inorganic molecular systems. The overall research objective is to investigate and develop molecules, macromolecules and nanostructured materials with tailored physical properties. The tunability of the electronic, magnetic and optical properties may lead to future applications in advanced technological devices such as batteries, light-emitting diodes, photovoltaic cells and memories.
The successful candidate will have:
An attractive package of fringe benefits, including a personal development program for PhDs (PROOF program), holiday and end-of-year allowances, and excellent sports facilities.
Information about the PROOF Program can be found here.
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For additional information, contact Dr. Koen Hendriks (K.H.Hendriks@differ.nl).
Selection starts immediately. Position open until filled.