Contract type: Permanent contract
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The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.
You will be part of the LIST Materials Research and Technology department
Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the department, with over 190 researchers and engineers, contributes to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. The department’s activities hinge on four thematic pillars supported by dedicated platform specialists as below:
Aiming to improve the impact in the strategic area of electrochemical and photo-electrochemical technological applications, the TOT group of the MRT department of LIST is seeking a highly motivated young scientist with experimental background.
Referring to MRT Core-Technologies “PGM-less fuel cells enabling hydrogen-based energy” and “Energy efficient water-splitting for hydrogen”, the new profile will particularly contribute to group’s commitments to the development of new materials and nanostructures with catalytic properties for advanced fuel cells and electrolysers, within the framework of either funded competitive projects or collaborative projects.
Such development will exploit wet-chemistry approach, vacuum-based methods (e.g. CVD), and combination of both. In order to comply with “PGM-less” philosophy, the materials of interest will be mainly metal oxides, carbon-based nanostructures, and their combination into complex nanocomposites. Suitable solutions for the integration of the new materials/nanocomposites into application-oriented electrodes will be addressed. A remarkable part of the job will regard the characterization of the produced materials by electron microscopy (SEM) and spectroscopy (XPS), x-ray diffraction (XRD), and optical spectroscopies (UV-Vis, Raman). Electrochemical characterizations (e.g. cyclic-voltammetry) are also included.
Teamwork supported by original contribution is expected for the planning of the experimental work as well as for the analysis of the results. Independence / very-limited supervision is nevertheless expected for the lab work mentioned above.
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