Postdoc Positions for Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark has an opening postdoctoral scholar position. This position is available for 3 years in the first instance. All candidates regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply before September 22, 2019.

Two Post-doc positions for Electrochemical Synthesis of Ammonia (E-Ammonia) are open a DTU Physics.

The project is a three-year project financed by Innovation Fund Denmark under the program Grand solutions. The program aims at developing a fuel cell type electrochemical cell that can directly produce ammonia at ambient conditions from electricity, water, and air in a scalable manner. The project is based on recent breakthroughs on electrochemical ammonia synthesis and is now aiming at scaling up the process. The project is executed in collaboration with Spectroinlets ApS and Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

We are looking for several talented and dedicated individuals for the exciting project.

We are looking for a Post-doc to be responsible for optimizing the process and the energy efficiency. This would involve fundamental studies of metallic deposition of lithium or similar very reactive metals and the subsequent hydrogenation of nitrides formed on these surfaces under non-aqueous conditions. This will involve extensive use of potentiostats and quartz crystal micro-balance including product analysis both quantitative and qualitative. We are looking for a post-doc for making high surface area anodes and cathodes where the ammonia synthesis takes place. In other words it is the scale up of the experiments decribed above. Applicants for both above positions must have extensive experience in electrochemical reduction and metal deposition. Experince with battery research may be preferred.

The successful candidate is well-motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. The candidates should preferably have a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science, but other with key skills relevant to the project could also be considered. The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The positions are available from end of 2019.

For further information about the research at SurfCat at the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) please inspect Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Professor Ib Chorkendorff,

Deadline: September 22, 2019
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