Talented and motivated young researchers are welcome to apply for the Postdoctoral Position in our group. Experience in either of the fields such as materials synthesis (solid state, flux growth, solvothermal, nanoparticles), crystal structure determination (powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy) and properties characterization (transport, electrochemical, thermolectric) is preferred.
The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in solid state, materials, or inorganic chemistry. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Applications, including curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references should be sent to Dr. Kirill Kovnir (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research in our group is focused on exploring novel materials for energy generation, conversion, and storage. In particular, we are interested but not limited to thermoelectric materials, Li-ion batteries, and superconductors.
Understanding the structure-property relationship is a key to the rational design of such materials. Optimization of material’s performance is achieved on the microscale by tailoring atomic arrangements and chemical bonding in the crystal structure, and on the macroscale by varying particle’s size, shape, and chemical composition of the surface.
Graduate and undergraduate students who join our group will be exposed to a variety of techniques for synthesis and characterization of solid state inorganic materials.