The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, with its official English translation Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and acronym ICN2, is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.
Research area or group: Supramolecular Nanochemistry and Materials Group (NANOUP)
Description of Group/Project: The Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group (NANOUP) is focused on controlling the supramolecular assembly of molecules, biomolecules and nanoscale building blocks at the nanometer scale for the design of novel functional architectures and devices. Funded by the EU Framework Programme H2020, the group is looking for two candidates to be employed as a PhD students for the study of the high performance MOF and IPOSS enhanced membrane systems as next generation CO2 capture technologies.
Main Tasks and responsibilities: During three years, the selected candidate will design, synthetize and characterize new porous, crystalline MOFs, control their miniaturization at the nanoscale and study them as advanced adsorbents for several applications, including CO2 separation, gas adsorption, etc.
The candidate will acquire a great experience in supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology (nanochemistry), as well as in the use of a wide range of characterization techniques. The candidate will develop her/his thesis in excellent scientific infrastructures, highly international atmosphere and will count with the expertise of NANOUP team.
Education and Knowledge required:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Nanochemistry or Materials Science
Knowledge: Having a Master in Chemistry, Materials Science or Nanotechnology will be highly regarded.
Deadline: April 23rd