The DTU Nanolab at at Technical University of Denmark is looking for a talented PhD candidate to join the project ‘Pyrolytic Hierarchical Organic Electrodes for sustaiNable Electrochemical Energy Systems (PHOENEEX)’. The project is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. The overall vision of PHOENEEX is to develop a miniaturised biobattery. In this context, you will work in close collaboration with several researchers in an interdisciplinary team.
Responsibilities and tasks
- The main contribution of the PhD candidate will be the design, fabrication and evaluation of a miniaturized MSC. First, biofilm formation on carbon electrodes will be investigated and eventually the surface chemistry has to be optimized.
- Next, a systematic investigation of the influence of geometry and material properties of carbon microelectrodes on the electron transfer and the energy harvesting from photosynthetic microorganisms such as cyanobacteria will be conducted.
- The optimization of light transfer to the bacterial biofilms will be investigated.
- The work will be conducted in close collaboration with Cambridge University.
- Candidates should have a master’s degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Material Science, Microengineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.
- Candidate is expected to have the interest to explore new bio-applications of carbon-based materials since the project is very interdisciplinary.
Apply online (as one PDF file) containing all materials to be given consideration:
- A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
- Curriculum vitae
- Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
- Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
|Organization||Technical University of Denmark|
Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Material Science, Microengineering
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||5th April 2020|