- Deadline for application: 27/01/2022
The Computational Materials Science Laboratory (CMSL) of the Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional (IQTC) de la Universitat de Barcelona is offering an INPhINIT Incoming Fellowship for a PhD research project:
“Fighting Global Warming by Tuning MXene Materials as Catalysts for CO2 Conversion” <link>
The PhD research project aims exploring the new family of MXene materials; 2D Transition Metal Carbides (TMCs) and nitrides, on the CO2 conversion towards syngas through the Reverse Water Gas Shift (RWGS) reaction, being syngas industrially used in the Fischer-Tropsch process synthesizing hydrocarbons, motivated by the group research, which, combining theoretical and experimental research, showed the TMC RWGS catalysis and the strong capture and activation of CO2 by MXenes, with uptakes a dozen times larger than other materials. A rational catalyst design research process is outlined, joining theoretical and experimental investigations to develop under the research groups CMSL and Materials & Catalysis, MATCAT.
The doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT ”la Caixa” offers PhD fellowships for researchers willing to carry out their PhD project in research centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institute Carlos III. <link>