Two PhD Position in The Field of Electrochemical Conversion

Eindhoven University of Technology is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a PhD position in material sciences. The initial contract for this position is four years. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Two PhD positions are open in the field of electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide. The available positions are fully funded and the students will be working at the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis group at Eindhoven University of Technology led by Emiel Hensen. The work will involve development and optimization of catalysts and reaction conditions towards selected products seeking for improved selectivity and high faradaic efficiencies.

The research of our catalysis group Inorganic Materials Chemistry focuses on novel inorganic catalyst materials with applications in sustainable chemical processes for production of fuels and chemicals. Our approach is to develop a science base for design of catalysts based on synthesis of model systems, advanced in-situ spectroscopic and microscopic characterization, computational modelling of reaction mechanism at different length and time scales and experimental kinetic studies. We address topics in the field of natural gas and syngas conversion, valorization of biomass, the use of zeolites and other porous materials in catalysis and catalysis for Solar Fuels.

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We are looking for candidates with master's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or a relevant discipline with experience in the field of electrochemistry or electro-organic synthesis. Other requirements are excellent analytic and communicative skills. You are fluent in English and you like to work in a multidisciplinary team.

We offer a challenging job for four years in a highly motivated team at a dynamic and ambitious University. You will work with innovative analytic equipment and you will be part of a highly profiled multidisciplinary collaboration where expertise of a variety of disciplines comes together. The TU/e is located in the smartest regions of the world en part of the European technology hotspot 'Brainport Eindhoven'; well-known because of many high-tech industries and start-ups. A place to be for talented scientists!

The gross monthly salary in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), starts with 2.325,- in the first year to 2.972,- in the fourth year. Besides this the TU/e has holiday- and end-of the year allowances, an excellent package of attractive benefits for employees and a modern sports complex. Assistance for finding accommodation can be given.

For more information about these vacancies you can contact dr. Marta C. Figueiredo (email: m.c.costa.figueiredo(at) or Emiel Hensen (email: e.j.m.hensen(at)

Information about terms of employment can be obtained from Linda van den Boomen, HR advisor, email: l.j.c.v.d.boomen(at)

Further information about Eindhoven University of Technology and the department of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry can be found at Please send your application via the apply-now button of the TU/e website and upload your detailed CV, a complete list of courses taken and grades obtained, a short motivation and at least two references via our website.

Please send your application before May 31, 2019.

Review of applications will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.


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