About the Project
This is a unique and cutting-edge PhD research opportunity in the multidisciplinary field of materials chemistry and electro-catalysis for a student with a strong background in chemistry / electrochemistry interested in applying knowledge and developing innovative 2D electro-catalysts for carbon dioxide utilization. The use of graphene-derived materials and other 2D systems holds promise for realizing the multi-electron reduction of carbon dioxide. The candidate will work towards the optimization of controlled electrode preparation via chemical vapour deposition as well as electro-catalytic testing.
The detailed structural analysis of the synthesized materials will employ a variety of characterization techniques including synchrotron techniques. While the studentship will be based at the University of Salford, collaboration with the University of Manchester and the state-of-the-art facilities at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire are envisaged. The successful applicant should have a background in chemistry or electrochemistry and have practical knowledge of at least some of the following: CVD, electrochemical methodologies, materials characterization using spectroscopic techniques including data analysis.
Eligibility and desired criteria
We are actively seeking an enthusiastic individual with:
• A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree and/or a Masters (MSc) in chemistry or a related subject;
· Excellent chemical laboratory skills and use of instrumentation
· Excellent mathematical skills
· A passion and enthusiasm to challenge the state of the art in sustainable chemistry and technology
On how to apply and for informal enquiries please contact Dr Rosa Arrigo at: [Email Address Removed]
The project is available for self-funded students only.
To apply for this PhD you will need to complete a full application via the University of Salford application process, please ensure you list your potential supervisor as Dr Rosa Arrigo and you mention the title Electro-catalysis over 2D materials.
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