PhD student (m/f/d) Diploma or Master in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Sciences or Chemistry

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB)

Berlin, Germany

Work group:

Interface Design



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

Reference No. EE 2019/20The Department Interface Designis looking for PhD student (m/f/d) Diploma or Master in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Sciences or Chemistry TasksDevelopment of an in-situ cell that allows probing of the phosphorus K-edge by x-ray absorption under operating conditions Investigation of the interaction between Pt electrode surface and electrolyte, i.e. phosphoric acid (and other phosphorus species of relevance in HT-PEM fuel cell), together with the collaborators from FU Berlin and the UCT PragueIndependent communication and collaboration with the partners to organize sample exchange and measurement campaignsPrepare and present project reports / results Present and publish results at international conferences / workshops and in high-quality peer-reviewed scientific journals, respectivelyHelp in maintenance and operation of the UHV analysis system and the operando backboneRequirementsCompleted Diploma or Master Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Sciences or Chemistry
Experience in applying in-situ cells in x-ray and synchrotron-based analyticsExperience in handling and maintaining UHV equipment as well as expertise in x-ray absorption spectroscopy and in evaluation of related dataExperience in the study of electrochemical processes and PEM fuel cells is advantageousMature, sound engineering judgment, analytical ability, evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills (English proficiency required; German proficiency advantageous)A sound background in semiconductor physics (preferably solar cells) is advantageous Further Information Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Bär+49-30 8062 15641marcus.baer@helmholtz-berlin.de Closing Date: 15.06.2019 apply



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