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22 Feb 2017

Full-Time Postdoc Position Light-Induced Synthesis of Nanomaterials

Institute AMOLF – Posted by admin Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands


Job Description

Postdoc Position Light-Induced Synthesis of Nanomaterials


This position will be embedded in a program aimed at developing new solar fuels photocatalysts using light-directed chemical synthesis. This program is a collaboration between AMOLF and DIFFER (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research). The program involves using optical resonances in nanostructures to synthesize complex, hierarchical photocatalysts. The goal is to understand how nanophotonic or plasmonic optical “hot spots” can be used to drive catalyst deposition, ultimately accelerating solar fuel (e.g. hydrogen via solar water-splitting) generation rates. The project will involve a mix of optical simulations, wet chemical synthesis, nanomaterial characterization, optical spectroscopy and equipment development. In addition to helping manage the project, the postdoc will be expected to help train, supervise and collaborate with a PhD student already hired for the same program, as well as collaborate with 2 PhD students housed at DIFFER.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or a related field. The ideal candidate would have research experience in wet chemical synthesis, photoelectrochemistry, optical spectroscopy of nanomaterials and optical simulations. Experience building equipment is also valuable. Competitive candidates will have multiple first author publications in top journals such as Science, Nature Family, Nano Letters, JACS, Angew. Chemie, Advanced Materials.

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Job Categories: Science, R&D. Job Types: Full-Time.

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