The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019) “European network for training of the next generation scientists in solar chemicals for a sustainable Europe by hybrid molecule/semiconductor devices” (SOLAR2CHEM) invites applications for 1 early-stage researcher (ESR) potition, available with a starting date within 1st June 2021 and 1st July 2021 for a period of three years.

Available position is:

  • ESR15: Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ): Characterisation and mass transport modelling of ion-selective membranes for water splitting reactors

Deadline for on-line application: 31st March 2021

Information on the recruitment process at

ESR15 project summary

The goal of the project is to gather better understanding of the membrane material properties, which critically affect the efficiency of the water splitting process in photo reactors. Membrane material will be characterized by electrochemical techniques (electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, chronopotentiometry) using two-compartment four-electrode electrochemical electrolysis test cells. The study of ion-selectivity mechanisms will be undertaken, which will enable the candidate to propose a mass transport model across the membrane material. In the frame of this PhD project, the ESR will collaboration with structural studies and research to investigate structure-function relationship and find connections between kinetic and thermodynamic parameters.