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UHasselt seeks a PhD student “In-depth study of chalcogenide materials for photo-electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to methanol, with a focus on selectivity, activity & stability".
The UHasselt contributes to the knowledge economy in the Euregion. Active tutoring, made to measure for the students, topquality research in specific domains and an international orientation are our university's characteristics.
Owing to its small size, the university and its employees are building up to an organisation together where it is a pleasure to work. Qualities are the only means by which people are measured. Gender, ethnicity, handicap, nationality and age are not taken into consideration. The Faculty of Engineering Technology of Hasselt University seeks a (m/f) PhD student “In-depth study of chalcogenide materials for photo-electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to methanol, with a focus on selectivity, activity & stability".
Within the institute for materials research (IMO-IMOMEC) of Hasselt University there is a PhD position in the domain of chalcogenide thin film materials for energy applications. Such chalcogenide materials are interesting for application in electrochemical devices, i.e. for photo and/or electrocatalysis. The electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide represents a promising route to convert CO2 into fuels and valuable carbon-based chemicals using electrical energy. Industry releases relatively large amounts of CO2, which by use of such processes could be captured, fed back into the process as a resource, or temporarily stored through so-called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Hence, this field of research is currently attracting a lot of interest. Chalcogenide materials are very promising for the conversion of CO2 by photo and/or electrocatalysis as they can enable high activity and selectivity, but also and especially high-value products (i.e. dimethoxy ethane (DME) or methanol (MeOH)). This research will be performed in the EnergyVille laboratories in Genk, in collaboration with imec and the University of Antwerp, Research group: Applied Electrochemistry & Catalysis. Besides being involved in the research and generation of scientific outputs, you are expected to actively participate in the educational and outreach tasks of the faculty of Engineering Technology.
You can only apply online up to and including 31 January 2021.
The selection procedure consists of a preselection based on application file and an interview.
You are invited to submit an application package including but not limited to 1. Motivation letter. 2. CV. 3. A self-written scientific text of 1-2 pages, describing the potential of chalcogenide materials for the conversion of CO2 by photo and/or electrocatalysis. A preselection is conducted first based on the application package and further followed by an interview with few candidates for final selection. Please be advised that your application will not be considered for further evaluation without research proposal.
Prof. dr. Bart VERMANG, +32-11-292142, email@example.com
Prof. dr. Marc D'OLIESLAEGER, +32-11-268815, firstname.lastname@example.org