- Department / Institute
- Faculty of Physics, Nanoinstitute Munich
- Subject area
- Physical Chemistry and Materials Science
- Project title
- Sustainable Photocatalysis / Atomic Photocatalysis
- Name of supervisor
- Prof. Dr. Emiliano Cortés
- Number of open positions
- Language requirements
- Proficiency in English
- Academic requirements
- 4-year Bachelor's plus Master's degree; at the time of application, the last final exam should have taken place in the past 4 years.
- Study model
- Full doctoral study model: 36 or 48 months
Sandwich model: 12 or 24 months (1 position)
These projects aim to explore new materials for photocatalysis - and possibly extend them to electrocatalysis. The portfolio of materials expand from sustainable materials – including CN-based materials, earth-abundant nanostructures, 2D materials and transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDs) – all the way to single atoms and vacancies/defects. By employing novel characterization techniques, we aim to discover and control new energy conversion pathways in these materials aiming to maximize the light-matter interaction as well as understand and modulate the charge-transfer energy barriers. The candidates will work in a highly interdisciplinary group and their projects will cover both the synthesis/fabrication of the nanomaterials as well as the characterization and testing in different working conditions and for different applications, mostly centered in producing fuels and energy storage.
Academic requirements: The candidates must have a background in one of the following areas: physics, chemistry, materials science and/or nanoscience. For the full doctoral study model position, it is desirable that the candidate has some experience in nanofabrication and/or previous cleanroom training. For the sandwich model, the candidate should have some training and access to EDX-HRTEM.
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