Open PhD Position at ICMAB: Development of an Automated Laboratory of Accelerated Molecular Synthesis
INSTITUT DE CIÈNCIA DE MATERIALS DE BARCELONA (ICMAB-CSIC)
Barcelona, ES
hace 2 horas

This project seeks to fundamentally change how we generate heating and cooling by developing a new class of materials that capture, store, and release both solar and ambient heat.

These solar thermal management materials are a unique combination of molecular photo-switches that capture and store solar energy, so-called MOST systems, that together with phase change materials (PCM) can contribute to thermal management

A major part of the project is to develop devices for studying the new materials and to establish an automated laboratory for accelerated molecular and materials synthesis.

In particular, the candidate will be in charge of developing the automated chemistry platform. This experimental platform will combine flow chemistry systems, analysis and work up

Hence, the focus of the candidate’s research will be on device design, automation, and programming, together with the team members that are developing synthesis tools and new materials.

The Supramolecular Nanomaterials group, has a broad expertise on the design, synthesis and characterization of molecular solar thermal systems (MOST), and recent publications from the group are e.

g. Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 834, Joule 5 (12), 3116-3136 (2021), Accounts of Chemical Research, 2020, 53, 8, 1478 1487, J. Am.

Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 28, 12256 12264, Energy and Environmental Science, 2019,12, 187-193, Nature Communications 2018, 9 : 1945, Energy and Environmental Science 2017, 10, 728-734.

This is a multidisciplinary and transversal project and the candidate will be part of a team formed by several researchers.

Mobility between Barcelona (Spain) and Gothenburg (Sweden) may be integrated in the project.

Main tasks of the candidate

  • Develop and Design devices for molecular testing and discovery
  • Contribute to the Development of an Automated Chemical Laboratory that will combine the function of several commercially available synthesis tools into one functional unit.
  • Requirements

    The fellow should have an internationally recognized Masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (Chemistry, Physics, Engineering).

    The ideal candidate should have a strong background in automation, programming (specifically Python / Labview) and chemical engineering.

    Knowledge of automation, Labview, Python and flow chemistry is a merit. Knowledge of modelling of molecular systems is also a merit.

    Details of the position

    Contract (full time) duration for three years.

    Tentative Starting date : negotiable.

    Further information (contact person) : Prof. Kasper Moth-Poulsen, kmothpoulsen icmab.es document.getElementById('cloakd3110558ae2716a27bacf11a79ff7834').

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