The Renewable Materials and Nanotechnology research group (Department of Chemical Engineering) under Prof. Dr. Wim Thielemans at KU Leuvenhas two vacant PhD positions in Development of High-Performance Biobased Supercapacitors.
About the Project:
- The selected candidates in this project will work on new supercapacitor devices will be developed that fill a technologically viable place in the Ragone plot gap between batteries and electrochemical double-layer capacitors with needed high energy density and power characteristics, high cycling stability, and largely based on renewable resources.
- The target is a specific energy and power or respectively 150-300 W · h / kg and 10-50 kW / kg and scalable methods for electrode material preparation will be developed.
- Two PhD students are required to work in tandem on various aspects of this project and who will collaborate and support each other.
- This work will also be carried out in collaboration with Prof. dr. Stefan Spirk and Prof. dr. Stefan Freunberger at TU Graz (Austria) so scientific visits to Austria are a possibility.
- Candidates to be enthusiastic scientist with an interest in the development of sustainable supercapacitor electrode materials and nanoparticle self-assembly.
- Preference will be given to students with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Bio-Engineering.
- Experience with supercapacitor development and characterization and / or substantial general electrochemistry will be a strong plus in the application.
Duration: fully funded 4-year fellowship
How to apply:
Apply online (ref. BAP-2019-538)
|Subject areas||Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Bio-Engineering|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||30th September 2019|