Empa - the place where innovation starts
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
Empa’s Laboratory Materials for Energy Conversion focuses on materials and device innovation for sustainable energy conversion and storage technologies. We are offering a
Postdoc or scientist position in electrocatalysis
The research project focuses on the development and understanding of the electrochemistry, catalytic processes, and the fluid dynamics involved in the electrochemical reduction of CO2 over gas diffusion electrodes.
Your tasks will include:
- Using multiphysics modelling to relate the chemical and microstructural features of gas diffusion electrodes to their electrocatalytic performance
- Actively contributing to the development of the experimental automation platform and its integration with the electronic lab notebook
The position is embedded in a national initiative towards digital chemistry/materials science.
We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in chemistry, physics, materials science, chemical engineering, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have experience in multiphysics modelling of electrocatalytic or related systems, and a strong track record in Python programming. Familiarity with COMSOL, previous hands-on experience with electrochemistry and/or catalysis, and awareness of best practices in scientific software development and research data management is an advantage.