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Ammonia Electrochemical synthesis for CO2-free energy applications

   Department of Biological Chemistry

   Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Ammonia Electrochemical synthesis for CO2-free energy applications

 The development of low-cost, high-performance energy storage and conversion devices are critical for an environmentally sustainable future free of CO2 emissions. Electrochemical energy devices are at the heart of modern energy conversion and storage technologies, such as fuel cells and fuel generators (H2 or NH3). However, progress in these fields is hindered by a lack of active and robust catalysts. This research project aims to develop and implement innovative electrocatalysts for the electrochemical reduction of nitrogen to ammonia molecules as a means of large-scale energy storage from renewable resources (e.g., photovoltaic).

 The Electrochemistry and Fuel Cell group at Ariel University is seeking a Ph.D. candidate to participate in the study of electrocatalytic mechanism Ammonia reduction and oxidation reactions on metal-based nanostructured catalysts. This project involves a fundamental and practical understanding of theoretical chemistry and electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, surface chemistry catalysis and energy conversion & storage materials.

A successful Ph.D. candidate will participate in fundamental and applied catalysis research and their surface chemical and physical properties influencing hydrogen oxidation kinetics. Systematic, rigorous research is planned by using theoretical tools as well as advanced analytical techniques such as electrochemical–AFM, electron microscopy, elemental analysis, X-ray diffraction and various spectroscopic and Insitu spectro-electrochemical methods. Through fundamental understanding gained in this investigation, new active electrocatalysts, high-power fuel cells or fuel electrolyzers may be discovered.

Ariel University offers a collaborative research environment and features state-of-the-art research facilities relevant to the proposed position. A full 4 years competitive scholarship is being provided to a prospective candidate in this program.

 Required Qualifications: A successful MSc degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or relevant degrees. Preferred Qualifications: former studies in one or more of the following fields: analytical chemistry, synthetic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, nanomaterials, electrochemistry. We seek enthusiastic, self-motivated and curious students with good hands-on and English communication skills.

 For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Alex Schechter; Email: .



Funding Notes

Supported by the Israeli Ministry of Energy

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