Position: Post-doc position (2 years)Location: University Duisburg-Essen, Essen (Germany)

Postdoc position (2 years)

At the Faculty of Chemistry, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen (Germany) a position related to the development of a customized membrane for application in a special redox-flow battery is open for appointment from March 15, 2023 within the research group Technical Chemistry II, lead by Prof. Dr. Mathias Ulbricht.
The postdoc (with background as chemist, materials scientist or chemical engineer) will be recruited for 2 years.

Job description
The Technical Chemistry II research group works in the field of functional polymer-based material, with a strong focus on developing novel membranes and contributing to advanced membrane-based technologies for water purification, bioseparation and energy conversion.

The postdoc will work in the research project “Increasing the power density and long-term stability of a zinc-polyiodide flow battery through customized membranes and optimized stack design” in close cooperation with the project team in the group Energy Technologies, Faculty of Engineering, University Duisburg-Essen.

The tasks of the postdoc will be:
– to develop scalable fabrication procedures for thin-film composite membranes with a barrier layer from a polymeric ionomer on a porous polyolefine support membrane
– to characterize the composite membrane structure and properties comprehensively
– to evaluate the separator performance and stability of the composite membrane
– to disseminate the results through written and oral communications
– to supervise undergraduate or master students that are contributing to the project.

Please find more information under this link.

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