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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
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship within the iCSI, Application deadline: August 25th, 2019
or Technical Staff
currently no openings