The development of a low-cost, efficient SOFC is hindered by the lack of an active and robust natural gas oxidation anode catalyst. This research project aims at developing and implementing innovative low temperature electrocatalysts specifically designed for efficient oxidation of natural gas.
The "Electrochemistry and Fuel Cell group" (EC&FC) group at Ariel University-Israel is seeking a Post-doctoral candidate for the investigation of advance anode martials for SOFC. This study involves good basic and practical understanding of theoretical physics and chemistry, analytical skills, surface catalysis and energy conversion & storage materials. A successful candidate will participate in the basic study of catalysts and their structural, surface chemical and physical properties influencing neutral gas oxidation kinetics. A systematic research is planned using theoretical tools as well as advance analytical techniques such as AFM, electron microscopy, surface analysis, X-ray diffraction and various spectroscopic methods. Based on the understanding gained in the fundamental research, active electrocatalysts(s) will be synthesized and tested in high power SOFC. Ariel University offers a collaborative research environment and features state-of-the-art research facilities relevant to the proposed position. A full competitive scholarship is offered to a prospective candidate in this program.
Required Qualifications: A successful BSc,MSc degree in physics/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or relevant degrees. Preferred Qualifications: former studies and experience on or more of the following fields: Electrochemistry, solid stat chemistry/physics, analytical chemistry, material science, crystallography,
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Alex Schechter [email protected].