14 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Positions for Early Stage Researchers in the Filed of Artificial Photosynthesis

The eSCALED consortium, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, is delighted to offer 14 Early Stage Researcher positions. The successful candidates will enrol in double PhD programs involving 2 partner universities, starting latest in October 2018, for ground-breaking research on Artificial Photosynthesis Devices.

Artificial photosynthesis, defined as a manner to store solar energy in chemical bonds (solar fuels) has the potential to provide significant economic, environmental and social benefits. A cost effective and reliable process would have a tremendous societal impact since this achievement could transform European and worldwide energy production, distribution and policies in the near future. However, it still represents a significant scientific and technological challenge. eSCALED is an innovation-oriented project using bioinspiration as a creative enhancing tool.

The eSCALED collaborative project brings together for the first time, 11 internationally recognized academic and industrial research groups. The project has an interdisciplinary scientific approach integrating the latest knowledge on (bio-)catalysis, photovoltaics, polymer chemistry and nanostructuration by self-assembly. eSCALED is expected to generate breakthroughs in the development of artificial photosynthetic leaves as photoelectrochemical devices, educate highly trained researchers and induce novel cross-disciplinary collaborations.
eSCALED will provide the Early Stage Researchers with exciting high mobility projects in a multicultural environment. The students will register for a PhD and work under the supervision of an international and interdisciplinary team of supervisors towards solving a specific challenge related to the eSCALED project. In parallel, the eSCALED framework will offer the young researchers an enhanced and comprehensive training, tailored workshops, a summer school, and lectures to facilitate sharing of knowledge, acquisition of new skills and
career development.

ESR 1: Microporous functional electrodes for Electrochemical Water Oxidation
ESR 2: Molecular water oxidation catalysts for photo-electrochemical water splitting
ESR 3: Novel electrode materials for hydrogen production based on molecular catalysts
ESR 4: Biohybrid electrode materials for hydrogen evolution
ESR 5: Encapsulation of synthetic metal complexes for catalytic carbon dioxide reduction in nanostructured electrodes
ESR 6: Porous Bio-inspired Polymer Electrode Functionalized with Enzymes for Catalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction
ESR 7: Proton-conducting membranes for artificial leaf
ESR 8: Proton-conducting membranes based on polymeric triphenyl methane dyes
ESR 9: Perovskite Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Multi-Junction Solar Cells
ESR 10: Functional Enzymatic/Catalytic CO2/H+ Reduction Electrochemical Devices.
ESR 11: Functional electrodes for water oxidation and CO2/H+ reduction by evaporative coatings of nanocomposites
ESR 12: Assembly of New Fluorinated Proton Conducting Membrane coupled with catalyst-immobilized Porous Polymer Electrode for CO2Reduction
ESR 13: Low-cost Integration of efficient robust and inexpensive nanoparticles catalysts in full membrane electrode assembly and electrolysers
ESR14: Integrating Multi-Junction Cells, Membranes and Molecular Catalysts into Devices

For more information:

Dr. Vladimir Atanasov, Institute of Chemical Process Engineering
Phone: +49 711 685-85163
E-mail: vladimir.atanasov@icvt.uni-stuttgart.de

Assoc. Prof. Alexey Vassilev
Phone: +359 2 8161 439
E-mail ohtavv@chem.uni-sofia.bg