Postdoctoral Res Assoc.Job ID 2325 Date posted 11/27/2020
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The Chemistry Division (http://www.bnl.gov/chemistry) of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL, http://www.bnl.gov) seeks postdoctoral Research Associates to join the newly DOE-funded Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE), a Fuels from Sunlight Center that will be led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). In addition to BNL, CHASE includes collaborators at Emory University, North Carolina State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. The successful candidates will conduct basic research as part of the CHASE team with a specific focus on (i) efficient coupling of semiconductor light absorption to molecular catalysis; (ii) the control of molecular catalysis by tuning of the microenvironment at the interface; and (iii) coupling of multiple molecular catalysts through cascade catalysis to generate liquid fuels from carbon dioxide.
The successful candidates will work collaboratively with a team of scientists from the Artificial Photosynthesis (AP, https://www.bnl.gov/chemistry/AP/) and Catalysis: Reactivity and Structure (CRS, https://www.bnl.gov/chemistry/CRS/) groups and will be supervised by CHASE principal investigators from those groups. Research is also expected to involve extensive collaboration with investigators at other CHASE institutions.
- Ph. D. in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science.
- Extensive experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Synthesis/characterization of organic compounds, inorganic, and organometallic coordination complexes.
- Homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysis of small molecule activation.
- Electrochemistry applied to mechanistic and kinetic studies in solution and at interfaces.
- Time-resolved spectroscopies such as UV/Vis transient absorption (TA), time-resolved infrared (TRIR), and time-resolved resonance Raman (TR3).
- Radiation chemistry techniques, particularly pulse radiolysis.
- Synchrotron-based techniques (XAS, XPS, XRD, RIXS) for molecular and heterogeneous catalysts, including in-situ and in-operando methods.
- Experience in mechanistic studies of catalytic reactions is a plus.
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