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Study in Sweden-PhD position in Nanotechnology and Functional materials - Uppasala University

Updated: May 14

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Project Description:

Is a PhD in Nanotechnology and Functional Materials in Sweden the Right Path for You? Uppsala University/Sweden is seeking applications for a PhD position in the field of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, with a specific focus on the use of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for water collection and hydrogen production. This project is part of the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The selected candidate will be involved in state-of-the-art research, studying the creation, analysis, and application of MOFs for environmental purposes. Be part of a vibrant team dedicated to tackling significant societal issues through groundbreaking materials science.

PhD Opportunity in Nanotechnology and Functional Materials: Emphasis on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for water harvesting and hydrogen generation.

Work Duties:

The main duty for a doctoral student is to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in the research project and  PhD courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%)

When you are admitted to doctoral studies, you are offered employment as a doctoral student. A position as a doctoral student at Uppsala University corresponds to full-time PhD education for four years.

Typical work tasks may include:

  • Synthesis and characterization (e.g., X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, electron microscopy, gas adsorption) of porous materials

  • Testing of materials for sorption-related applications that are within our current research areas, with a major focus on water adsorption under various application relevant conditions, as well as to design, optimize and perform (thermo and photo) catalytic reactions for hydrogen generation.

  • Working in a multidisciplinary team of national and international collaborators.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, mineralogy, or a similar field.

  • Good oral and written skills in English.

Additional qualifications:

  • Knowledge in porous materials, skills in organic and inorganic synthesis, and heterogeneous catalysis.

  • Knowledge and skills in material characterization techniques such as thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), diffraction techniques (e.g. X-ray), and electron microscopy (SEM, TEM).

  • Experience in the design and building of laboratory-scale devices such as flow reactors, and breakthrough systems.

  • Personal qualities are highly valued. You need to be self-motivated and proactive, have the ability to independently plan and run projects, be structured, able to work effectively both individually and in a group, able to collaborate and communicate with people in different subjects easily, and have a good ability to write academic text.

Application Documents:

1) A short cover letter in which you describe yourself, why you want to do a PhD and why you are suitable for this position.

2) CV (max 2 pages)

3) A certified copy of your master's degree and your course grades.

4) Copies (or drafts) of your master's thesis and other documents, such as publications, that you wish to refer to.

5) Names and contact details of at least two contact persons who have accepted to be references for you, with any additional letters of recommendation. It must also be stated what relationship you have had with the respective referent.

The application should be written in English.

Application Deadline: 7th June 2024

Submit your application by clicking on this LINK, more info HERE


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