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 fellowship, application deadline 14.04.2018

Administrative or Technical Staff

currently no openings

Published Jan. 31, 2017 1:49 PM - Last modified Mar. 15, 2018 10:42 AM