Research area

We have an immediate postdoctoral fellow opening for an outstanding individual for studies in the area of catalytic surface chemical reactions probed using a newly built high-pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) system. The goal is to detect adsorbed intermediate, changes in the catalytic surface composition and general restructuring of the surface during reactions between CO/CO2 and H2. Since CO2 emission is one of the large questions for mankind the ability to reduce CO2 to useful fuels and chemicals will be a focus in the studies. At Stockholm University a new XPS system has been built that can reach pressures well above 1 atmosphere. The general research high pressure group has been created that focuses on fundamental reactivity at surfaces, electrocatalysis and hydrogen bonding in liquids. See the following link The group is currently commissioning the new instrument that will be located at PETRA III beamline P22 at DESY and occasionally also be used at the free electron laser FLASH for ultrafast surface science studies.

Qualification requirements

Scholarship for conducting postdoctoral studies can be awarded for up to two years within five years after PhD or equivalent.

For more information, see the attached PDF file.

Reference number SU FV-0070-18

Closing date 2018-05-31.