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Porous Materials and 2D Materials for Sensors and Electrochemical Energy Conversion

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  • Full or part time
    Prof Wei Liu
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Candidates with Master degrees or who will get Master degree in 2019 in fields of Physical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Organic/Polymer Chemistry are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with experiences of electrocatalysis, fuel cell and other energy conversion and storage devices, sensors, electroanalysis, gas chromomography/high performance liquid chromatography/H1 NMR, and theoretical simulation will be considered with priority.

Application process:
Application materials required: a) personal academic resume (including education and work experience, research achievements, projects and published papers, and certifications obtained); b) academic and research plan in SYSU; c) photocopies of diplomas and certificates obtained; d) 3 recommendation letters.
Some application forms need be filled and supporting materials should be attached once the applicant is selected as a candidate.

The candidates will be supported to apply the Chinese Government Scholarships with the SYSU as the host university. A total of 87800 CNY - 99800 CNY will be awarded, including tuition, accommodation, stipend and medical insurance. For more detailed information, please visit the following link:
(information available only for 2018 up to now in this link)

Moreover, Liu’s Lab will reward the PhD students with student labor fee for his/her contributions within the study period.

The application information is always valid. The applicant may apply at any time.

Introduction to Sun Yat-sen University
Sun Yat-sen University was established in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of modern China. After 90-plus years of development, the University has fostered an exceptional learning environment and school spirit, and has laid a solid academic foundation across a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and medical sciences. Eighteen disciplines at the University rank in the top 1% world’s universities (ESI 2016), tied for second most among universities in China. Today, Sun Yat-sen University has become a top-tier comprehensive research university recognized both at home and abroad.

Liu’s Group of Porous Materials for Energy and Environment
Dr. Wei Liu is a full professor and PhD tutor in the School of Material Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University. She works on multi-disciplinary research areas of the colloid and surface/interface science, nanotechnology and electrochemistry, and has expertise in porous materials design, colloid and supermolecular interfacial self-assembly, and electrochemical energy and sensors applications. She has published 22 peer-reviewed papers on Acc. Chem. Res., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., Environ. Sci. Technol., Chem. Mater., Small, Chem. Commun., Electrochem. Commun., Sensors Actuators B Chem. et al, and has one authorized EU and International patent. She is an independent reviewer for the international journals of J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Small, and Journal ECS.

Research Topics in Liu’s Group:
Design novel metallic, carbon and covalent organic framework porous materials in forms of aerogels, (crystalline) membranes and nanoparticle, and investigate their applications in the following areas:
* Electrocatalysis on the fuel cell cathode and anode reactions
* Carbon dioxide electrochemical reduction
* Waste water treatment and analysis
* Sensors

Contact Information:
Prof. Wei Liu, Email: [Email Address Removed]; or Prof. Zhikun Zheng, Email: [Email Address Removed]

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