Join our group

If you want to join a dynamic and energetic group with high initiative and motivation, don’t hesitate to contact us or apply to the open positions. You can become a part of our team as:

Bachelor or Masters’ Student

If you are interested in achieving a degree within catalysis we recommend that you contact one of the staff members to discuss the details. We offer a multitude of research projects within all the topics described in our research, and we always attempt to design a project to match the background and qualifications of the interested candidate. Possible types of research projects are:

  • Chiral Catalysis. The demonstration of asymmetric amplifying autocatalysis has excited interest far beyond the organic chemistry community. Try to explore the mechanisms of chirality amplification developing a project like these (Chiral 1) (Chiral 2).
  • Metalorganic Frameworks (MOF). Considering the increasing global warming, CO2 capture and reduction is one of the most attractive applications of metal-organic frameworks. Find more about how to contribute to develop and improve MOF materials for adsorption or catalysis applications following the links: (MOF 1) (MOF 2).
  • Zeolite Catalysts. Zeolites are widely used as catalysts to control gas emissions or to produce valuable chemicals in a more efficient or sustainable way. In the Catalysis group we focus on the fundamental understanding of several zeolite-catalyzed processes. Some examples of our current research projects involving zeolites are these: (Zeolites 1) (Zeolites 2) (Zeolites 3).
  • Reaction-Diffusion fundamentals. The Temporal Analysis of Products (TAP) is a methodology used to study different steps in the catalytic processes over porous materials. Fundamental understanding of reaction-diffusion phenomena is an important requirement for the further development of improved catalysts (Diffusion 1) (Diffusion 2).
  • Organometallic complexes. Homogeneous catalysis with organo-gold metal complexes allows for chemical transformations that are impossible with other catalysts. We want to go one step forward and explore the chemistry of Au(III) complexes (Organometallic).
  • Computational Catalysis. Computational tools are extremely useful in order to determine the structures and energies of the intermediates involved in a catalytic cycle. Follow the link to find more about our current research in computational catalysis (Computational).

PhD Candidate or Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Research Fellowship in inorganic chemistry/metal-organic synthesis

Deadline: 12th November 2017

Administrative or Technical Staff

currently no openings

Published Jan. 31, 2017 1:49 PM - Last modified Oct. 5, 2017 10:14 AM