PhD position in Institute of Advanced Materials for H2020 A- LEAF Project
The post is available as part of the A-LEAF project funded by the European Commission (H2020 FET Proactive Call). The objective of the project is obtaining a photoelectrochemical device for the direct conversion of water and CO2 into fuels and chemicals (CO2 reduction) and oxygen (water oxidation) using exclusively solar energy. The role of the INAM-UJI team is mainly related to the characterization and optimization of the performance of interfaces with spectroscopic and photo-electrochemical tools to identify the best matching between light absorbers and chemical catalysts along optimum working conditions (pH, temperature, pressure).
The Principal Investigator is Ass. Prof. Sixto Giménez (1973, M. Sc. Physics 1996, Ph. D. Physics 2003) is researcher at Universitat Jaume I de Castelló (Spain). His professional career has been focused on the relationship among processing, structure and properties of structural and functional materials. During his PhD thesis at the University of Navarra, he studied the relationship between processing of metallic and ceramic powders, their sintering behavior and mechanical properties. He took a Post-Doc position at the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven (2003-2006) where he focused on the development of non-destructive and in-situ characterization techniques of the sintering behavior of metallic porous materials. In 2006-2007, he was responsible for a new research line on nanostructured particulated materials for magnetic applications at CEIT (Spain). In January 2008, he joined the University Jaume I, where he is involved in the development of new concepts for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical devices based on nanoscaled materials, particularly studying the optoelectronic and electrochemical responses of the devices. He has co-authored more than 75 scientific papers in international journals and has received more than 3900 citations. He has edited a reference book on photoelectrochemical solar fuels production. His current h-index is 29.
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