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OPEN POSITION - Predoctoral Researcher Position at IMDEA Energy to work on “Development of innovative anodes for energy-efficient electro-oxidation of contaminants in wastewater”

     LOGO MARIA DE MAEZTU2      Fondo Europeo

 Predoctoral Researcher Position at IMDEA Energy to work on
“Development of innovative anodes for energy-efficient electro-oxidation of contaminants in wastewater”

The IMDEA Energy Institute is a María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence with the mission of developing world-class R&D in the field of clean and renewable energy technologies. The Institute aims at contributing to the establishment of a sustainable energy system with a high degree of decarbonisation, economically competitive and securing energy supply (www.energy.imdea.org).

The Electrochemical Processes Unit of IMDEA Energía is performing research and development of high-efficiency electrochemical energy storage devices, mainly for coupling them with renewable energy sources and for sustainable transport.

IMDEA Energía is opening a position for a Predoctoral Researcher to work on “Development of innovative anodes for energy-efficient electro-oxidation of contaminants in wastewater”, with the following characteristics:

Your Tasks:

  • Synthesis and characterization of redox-active metal oxides.
  • Manufacturing of anodes containing conductive substrates and electroactive materials.
  • Electrochemical characterization of anodes.
  • Assembly and electrochemical testing of cells based on electro-oxidation anodes.
  • Evaluation of cell performance regarding contaminants degradation.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.

Your qualification, experience and skills

Compulsory requirements:

  • Master degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or similar.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills inEnglish.

Moreover, the following aspects will be positively evaluated:

  • Training / experience in an international environment.
  • Experience or specific training in electrochemistry.
  • Experience or specific training in materials synthesis and characterization.

Location: Móstoles, Madrid, Spain.

Remuneration:19000-21000 € annual gross salary.

Duration: One-year appointment with annual renewals.

Reference: 21.11 EQ3 PRE

For further information contact Dr. Jesús Palma, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicants should send their CV and Complete Academic Record including marks obtained in Bachelor and Master studies before 25th of March 2021 to the following address:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Subject: Reference 21.11 EQ3 PRE

 

Development of Polymeric Nanoparticles as an Electrode Material in Lithium Batteries

There is a growing interest in the development of organic materials with redox activity to be used in batteries. The main objective is to replace the inorganic materials currently present in the electrodes since, in many cases, they contain toxic elements, scarce and very unsustainable, such as cobalt. Organic materials, on the other hand, are composed of very abundant elements (CHON) and are much more sustainable and easy to recycle. At IMDEA Energía we are working on the synthesis of organic polymers with redox properties that can compete in performance with current materials. In one of our latest works*, in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country and the University of Liège (Belgium), we have developed a new polymer that combines catechol and pyridine redox units. This combination of functional groups causes the redox potential of the material to shift towards positive potentials, giving rise to higher voltage batteries. In addition, the morphology of the material, in the form of nanoparticles of different sizes, is investigated, showing that nanostructuring in the form of nanoparticles provides a faster response to batteries.

(*) Proton trap effect on catechol-pyridine redox polymer nanoparticles as organic electrodes for lithium batteries Gallastegui, A., Minudri, D., Casado, N., Goujon, N., Ruipérez, F., Patil, N., Detrembleur, C., Marcilla, R., Mecerreyes, D. (2020) Sustainable Energy and Fuels, 4 (8), pp. 3934-3942. DOI: 10.1039/d0se00531b

More information: Rebeca Marcilla, Senior Researcher, Electrochemical Processes Unit, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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OPEN POSITION - Researcher in Training Position at IMDEA Energy to work on“Development of Innovative Redox Polymers for Next-Generation Batteries”

     LOGO MARIA DE MAEZTU2      erc.jpg

 Researcher in Training Position at IMDEA Energy to work on“Development of Innovative Redox Polymers for Next-Generation Batteries”

The IMDEA Energy Institute is a María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence with the mission of developing world-class R&D in the field of clean and renewable energy technologies. The Institute aims at contributing to the establishment of a sustainable energy system with a high degree of decarbonisation, economically competitive and securing energy supply (www.energy.imdea.org).TheElectrochemical Processes Unit of IMDEA Energía is performing research and development of high-efficiency electrochemical energy storage devices, mainly for coupling them with renewable energy sources and for sustainable transport.

IMDEA Energía is opening a positionfor a “Researcher in Training” to work on Development of Innovative Redox Polymers for Next-Generation Batteries, with the following characteristics:

Your Tasks:

  • Synthesis of redox-activemonomers and polymers.
  • Investigation of their physico-chemical properties.
  • Electrochemicalcharacterization of both monomers and polymers.
  • Preparation of organic electrodes and redox electrolytes.
  • Assembly & Electrochemical Testing of polymer-based batteries.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.

Your qualification, experience and skills

Compulsory requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar.
  • Master degree in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Electrochemistry or similar.
  • Having no more than 4 years in possession of an official degree.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills inEnglish.

Moreover, the following aspects will be positively evaluated:

  • Knowledge and/or Hand-on experience in Organic Synthesis and/or Polymer Synthesis.
  • Knowledge and/or Hand-onexperience in Electrochemistry.

Location: Móstoles, Madrid, Spain.

Remuneration:13.300 € annual gross salary.

Duration: One-year appointment.

Reference:21.08 EQ2 PRE

For further information contact Dr. Rebeca Marcilla, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.nts

Applicants should send their CV and Complete Academic Record including marks obtained in Bachelor and Master studies before 1St of March 2021 to the following address:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Subject: Reference 21.08 EQ2 PRE

 

OPEN POSITION - TÉCNICO DE LABORATORIO en “Electroquímica aplicada a procesos medioambientales y de almacenamiento de energía”

     LOGO MARIA DE MAEZTU2      

 
OFERTA TÉCNICO DE LABORATORIO
 “Electroquímica aplicada a procesos medioambientales y de almacenamiento de energía”

IMDEA Energía ofrece un puesto de Técnico de Laboratorio en “Electroquímica aplicada a procesos medioambientales y de almacenamiento de energía” para la Unidad de Procesos Electroquímicos, en el marco de la convocatoria de ayudas para la contratación de ayudantes de investigación y técnicos de laboratorio cofinanciadas a través del Programa Operativo de Empleo Juvenil y la Iniciativa de Empleo Juvenil (YEI) (Extracto BOCM 10/07/2020).

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OPEN POSITION - POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER Development of Solar Rechargeable Redox Flow Batteries

IMDEA EnergyPresentation on Horizon Europe by the European Commission - EFMC

 

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The IMDEA Energy Institute is a Maria de Maeztu Center of Excellence with the mission of developing world-class R&D in the field of clean and renewable energy technologies. The Institute aims at contributing to the establishment of a sustainable energy system with a high degree of decarbonisation, economically competitive and securing energy supply (www.energy.imdea.org).

IMDEA Energía is opening a Postdoctoral Scientist Position for the Electrochemical Processes Unit associated to a European project (Call: H2020-FETPROACT-2020-2) lead by Dr. Rebeca Marcilla. This project, entitled “Multi-Electron Processes for Light Driven Electrodes and Electrolytes in Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy”, merges solar-powered energy storage with multi-charge transfer capability. This open Postdoctoral Position will be dedicated to the Development of Solar Rechargeable Redox Flow Batteries, a new type of devices that integrate solar energy conversion and electrochemical storage.

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