2 dagen geleden - NWO-institutenorganisatie - Utrecht
In this project you will develop optical metasurfaces that control the coupling and trapping of light in ultrathin high-efficiency solar cells. We will use …
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious PhD student to design, synthesize, and characterize polymer-based electrodes for ion-selective removal and …
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious PhD student to design, synthesize, and characterize polymer-based electrodes for ion-selective removal and recovery.
Electro-driven separation processes have the potential to offer a sustainable way to recover high-value materials, like nutrients, from waste water. This project focusses on phosphate and aims to develop tailor-made, ion-selective electrodes that will be integrated with such processes. Polymer-based electrodes are a strong candidate to achieve ion selectivity. One of the challenges is finding a proper balance between selectivity and reversibility, which will be addressed by polymer and surface chemistry. Another challenge is to understand and control ion transport into and out of the electrodes, which will be studied by electrochemical approaches, combined with mixed ion sorption studies. The project is part of the ERC Consolidator program of Dr Louis de Smet and will be carried out in close collaboration with two other PhD students and a postdoctoral researcher.
The candidate requires an MSc degree in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering / Molecular (Life) Sciences. You should have a solid background in (physical) organic chemistry with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Experience with surface chemistry and/or electrochemistry would be advantageous. Furthermore, you should be a team player with good written and oral communication skills in English.
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