Hierarchical Materials for CO2 capture

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BCMaterials – Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures is a research center included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network, devoted to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, and turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society, is currently calling for a

 

Master scholarship position

 

to work on project

 

Hierarchical Materials for CO2 capture

 

The project will focus on the synthesis of hierarchical materials in two stages: synthesizing hybrid nanoparticles and connecting those particles with polymeric bonds into well-defined macroscopic objects. Precise control over the morphology (size and shape), composition, structure, and porosity will be crucial and therefore each parameter will be subject to extensive material characterization. The established chemistry will be used (in cooperation with Méndez group at BCMaterials) to employ 3D printing to enable accurate fabrication of macroscopic objects. Finally yet importantly, the performance of the hierarchical materials for selective CO2 capture from gas and liquid matrices will be tested and optimized.

 

The following techniques, instruments and facilities will be used:

 

Synthesis materials, characterization (morphology, composition, structure, porosity, etc.)

 

The following tasks will be performed:

 

  1. Synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles and well-defined macroscopic objects
  2. Printing macroscopic objets
  3. Performance and optimization of hierchical materials
  4. Testing hierchical materials

 

BCMaterials offers a scholarship to master students for the master thesis to be done at BCMaterials, for a total amount of 600 EUR per month for up to 5 months, in collaboration with the Departamento de quimica inorgánica Research Group (https://www.ehu.eus/es/web/dqi/home), belonging to the Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT/ZTF) at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

 

BCMaterials is committed to equality of opportunity and values diversity.

 

This position is part of the Call for Master Scholarships published on BCMaterials website at https://www.bcmaterials.net/training/master-thesis/ with the reference (2020-27), therefore, the terms and conditions of the call apply. Candidates must meet the general eligibility criteria stated on it, and fill the application form at the end of this page, including their CV, academic records and motivation and reference letters.

 

Before applying, candidates are encouraged to get in touch with researchers in charge of the project, in order to obtain detailed information about it:

 

  • Academic Tutor (UPV/EHU): Sonia Perez Yañez (sonia.perez@ehu.eus)
  • Co-director (BCMaterials): Stefan Wuttke (stefan.wuttke@bcmaterials.net)

 

All the applicants will be contacted by BCMaterials through a supplied email, as soon as the call is closed.