Designing & building micro-reactors for in-situ electron microscopy measurement under electrochemical reaction conditions. In collaboration with the EM-Unit, performing experiments with these micro-reactors, optimizing the process, and revealing insights about various electrodes. Materials of interest include Cu for CO2 reduction in aqueous solutions, and battery electrodes for energy storage in organic solutions. Additional spectroscopy experiments with similar micro-reactors will be performed abroad in user facilities.
PhD position in designing new methods with UHV-AFM that can provide chemical sensitivity from surfaces. The method relies on distinguishing vdW and electrostatic forces, as well retarded non non-retarded regimes in vdW interactions.
Experience in either handling UHV, AFM, or Python coding required.