Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

PhD in synthesis and characterization of hybrid organic-inorganic materials

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Uppsala, Sweden

PhD student in the research education subject: Chemistry
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Synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid materials

The project aims at the development of new materials and processes for environmentally friendly recycling of critical metals, advanced water purification and energy storage. Purpose of the project is to develop nanostructured oxide materials bearing specific organic functions for selected purposes. It will involve the synthesis of new organic-inorganic hybrid materials, their characterization by a variety of techniques such as electron microscopy, AFM, X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction and NMR, and verification of their functional characteristics. The project will be carried out in an inspiring international environment and will involve active participation in international project meetings. One or several short research exchanges with partners abroad are foreseen.


The applicants are expected to hold an MSc degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related subject. The student should have a strong interest for and general expertise in the synthesis and characterization of materials. Experience in spectroscopic characterization techniques and an interest in Environmental Sciences or Coordination Chemistry are of merit. Excellent communication skills orally and in writing in English are required. Mastering Swedish language is a merit.


Employment:PhD student for 4 years.

Begins according to agreement.

Welcome with you application no later then September 5.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.


SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Vadim Kessler


+46 18671541


Gulaim Seisenbaeva

Associate Professor
+46 1872994


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