PhD Position in chemical functionalization of 2D materials

Chalmers University of Technology (CUT)


Xiaoyan Zhang’s group, Department of Chemistry and chemical engineering, Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites PhD student position in chemical functionalization of 2D materials.

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Xiaoyan Zhang’s group, Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology (CUT)

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Qualification Details

We would like you to have:
(1) A Master’s degree primarily in Organic Chemistry, or Materials Chemistry.
(2) High motivation, and an analytical and problem-solving personality, and strong interest or previous experience in synthetic organic chemistry.
(3) Excellent team-working and communication skills.
(4) Good English communication skills, both orally as well as written.
(5) Ability to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of the project.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The majority of your working time is devoted to your research studies. As a PhD student you are expected to develop own ideas, guided by your supervisor, and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form.

In addition, the position will normally include 10-20% departmental work, mostly teaching duties. The employment is limited to four years, with a possibility to be extended for a maximum of one year depending on how much administrative duties that is included during the way.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -20200598
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application should be marked with Ref 20200598 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

About the Project

In this PhD project, you will work on leading edge and exciting research in chemistry and materials science: chemical functionalization of 2D materials using both covalent and noncovalent approaches with different organic reactions towards applications in energy storage devices such as supercapacitors. You will be part of a dynamic and international group, with friendly working atmosphere and high-impact scientific outputs.

The research of Xiaoyan Zhang’s group focuses on combination of organic functional molecules with 2D materials through covalent and noncovalent approaches, by a proper design of organic chemistry. The as-prepared molecules/2D materials hybrid systems are further explored in applications such as energy storage. Through the research, an understanding of the structure-property-function relationship for this new class of materials is achieved. In particular, knowledge on how the molecules affect the properties of 2D materials will result.

More information about Xiaoyan Zhang’s research:

The department and the division
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is one of the largest departments at Chalmers with research ranging from the most fundamental level to a level close to application in industry and society. The research activities reach from DNA-research and biomaterials to high temperature corrosion, catalysis and recycling. The Department is also heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas.

Health, natural resources, sustainable energy and materials are some of our lead words and our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.

We have approximately 250 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The PhD position will be located at the division of Chemistry and Biochemistry, one of the four research divisions at the Department of Chemistry and chemical engineering. The division offers an international dynamic work environment with state of the art equipment, a high percentage of young researchers as well as several well-established scientists in different branches of the basic chemistry disciplines. The research questions dealt with at the division ranges from advancing solar energy conversion to understanding nerve signals and learning. A diverse set of methodologies and techniques, such as chemical synthesis, electronic spectroscopy and imaging mass spectrometry, are used to answer these questions. The division aims to provide excellent research and teaching as well as an outstanding doctoral training.

About the Employer: Chalmers University of Technology (CUT)

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Contact details

For questions, please contact:
Xiaoyan Zhang, division of Chemistry and Biochemistry, +46 317728212

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