Third-cycle subject: Chemical engineering
The degree project will contribute to the development of more efficient electrolyzers for hydrogen production. Hydrogen gas, produced fossil free by electrolysis, is an important future energy carrier in our energy system and necessary in the manufacturing industry to reduce emissions of green house gases in, for example, steel production. Water electrolysis using anion- exchange membranes (AEMWE) is a new promising technique, which requires the development of new types of membranes and advanced non-noble metal electrocatalysts.
In this project AEMWE will be investigated in collaboration with a world- leading group within water electrolysis at DTU in Denmark. and in total about one year of the total study period will be located at DTU. The doctoral student will be employed at the division of applied electrochemistry at KTH, with about 30 PhD students and seniors doing research in the fields of batteries, fuel cells and electrolytic processes in an international and creative environment. The work will be mainly experimental in character and conducted in close collaboration with researchers in the applied electrochemistry division and at DTU. Read more about the division here.
Supervision: Ann Cornell is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decision is made on admission.What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
The candidate should have a suitable background in chemical engineering, chemistry or similar.
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more hereSelection
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.Target degree: Doctoral degree Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.Union representatives
You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.Doctoral section (Students' union on KTH Royal Institute of
You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.Application
Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
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