Results of the competition:
As part of the conducted procedure, the Competition Committee recommended the candidacy of Gabriel Comeron, MSc for the post of Postdoc
Title of the position: PhD student in Laboratory for Solar energy Innovations
Scientific discipline: Chemistry
Job type: Scholarship
Number of job offers: 1
Remuneration/Stipend amount/month: 4500 PLN (one month trial period with a scholarship of 3900 PLN)
Position starts on: 02.12.2019
Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 26
Institution: Molecular Research for Solar Energy Innovations
Project leader: dr.hab Renata Solarska
Project title: Design, construction and investigations of earth abundant materials based heterojunctions for high efficiency solar energy conversion.
Project Description: The need for clean, renewable and sustainable source of energy is a growing concern for present and future society. To meet this challenge, the new technological advances are necessary to replace the existing fuel infrastructure since current supplies of fossil fuels are steadily declining and produce toxic by-products. Therefore, it is clear from an economic, energetic and environmental standpoint, that the only solution which can meet these demands, is conversion of solar energy into clean fuels. However, it cannot happen without fabrication of the carefully designed micro/nanostructures incorporated in powerful heterojunction governing the overall efficiency of the device. Use of such high efficiency heterojunction is welcome to a number of fields including solar cells, photovoltaics, sensors, capacitors, artificial photosynthesis, biomimetics etc. Therefore, such studies should be directed towards deep understanding of the charge carrier behavior in single and complex semiconductor based systems. The investigations envisaged in this project, will be done with use of transient absorption spectroscopy and certainly reveal a dependence of the photoelectrode architecture on the charge carriers’ origin, separation, collection, trapping, lifetime and thus its effectiveness in the desiredphotelectrochemical processes.br />
Key responsibilities include:
Materials selection, synthesis & photoelectrochemical screening in order to adjust the components to the construction of a powerful heterojunction.
Design and fabrication of nanostructured semiconductor n-type and p-type photoelectrodes based on binary, ternary, and lanthanides systems with their parallel optimization and extensive structural and photoelectrochemical characterization.
Development of catalysts and their nano-architecture to enhance both, oxidation and reduction reactions with concomitant assembly of single systems to layered and core-shell structures with focus on disordered systems.
Profile of candidates/requirements:
Basic requirements for a PhD Candidate:
– Experience in instrumental and/or materials chemistry
– Skills in laboratory techniques
– Scientific record in form of any publication
– cover letter
– curriculum vitae
– copy of the Diploma
– list of publications or other scientific achievements
– brief description of awards, participation in research projects, research stays, participation in conferences and workshops
– letters of recommendation from at least one academic referee
Stimulating and friendy work environment.
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Tags: solar energy, heterojunction, solar cells, efficiency, photoelectrochemistry