Open Positions 2
Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline 31 Dec 2021
Type of Position
PhD - Individual Supervisor
PhD - Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Physical Chemistry
Description 2 PhD Student Positions:
New Concepts in Catalysis - Operando Spectroscopy, Microscopy,
Electrochemistry, Surface Science
Applications are invited for two PhD student positions at the Erlangen Center
for Interface Research and Catalysis, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet
Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU), Group of Prof. Joerg Libuda.
Research topics will cover the following fields: Spectroscopy, Microscopy,
Catalysis, Electrochemistry and Surface Science.
All research projects aim at acquiring a molecular level understanding of
catalytic and electrocatalytic processes using innovative materials concepts.
The range of experimental methods will comprise spectroscopic methods
(vibrational spectroscopy, diffraction methods, photon-based methods) and
microscopy methods (scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy)
in both ultrahigh vacuum and ambient pressure conditions at liquid/solid
interfaces, at electrochemical interfaces and at gas/solid interfaces. All
projects are embedded into interdisciplinary and/or international cooperations
involving partner groups from natural science and engineering.
The Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet (FAU) Erlangen-Nuernberg is among the
top-ranked Universities in chemistry research in Germany. In particular, FAU
is ranked 1st in the field of Chemical Solid State and Surface Research (DFG
Funding Atlas). We offer leading-edge projects, state-of-the-art equipment
and excellent working conditions.
The Erlangen Center for Interface Research and Catalysis covers state-of-the-
art research on catalysis and interfaces in all its facets from basic research
to process development. At the Chair of Interface Research and Catalysis
(Libuda Group), we focus on the fundamental understanding of chemical
processes at complex interfaces. The group explores complex model interfaces,
covering surface science, electrocatalysis, photochemistry, in-situ and
operandi studies. Specifically, we aim at a mechanistic understanding of
chemical processes associated with energy conversion, energy storage, chemical
production and materials synthesis.
We expect flexibility and commitment, but also communication skills and the
capability to work in a team. For application as a PhD student, a diploma or
master degree in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, or materials
science is required. Specific experience in the research field is not
The university promotes gender equality and aims at increasing the fraction of
women in science. Handicapped persons are preferred if equally qualified.
Please send your CV / list of publication / references / summary of research
Prof. Dr. Joerg Libuda
Interface Research and Catalysis
Erlangen Center for Interface Research and Catalysis (ECRC)
91058 Erlangen (Germany)
Language of Dissertation
Letter of Motivation
List of Publication
Others : references
More Information https: // www. ecrc.fau.eu/libuda-group/open-positions/