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Jul 8, 2021

PhD Position in Solid State Electrolyte Materials @ TU Delft (Netherlands)

Challenge: Develop low-temperature oxide and proton conducting ceramics.

Change: Materials desing with advanced in situ characterisation tools.

Impact: New materials to enable hydrogen-based economy.

Ion conducting ceramics will play an instrumental role for the energy transition. They are core materials in solid oxide cells, which are key devices for efficient electrochemical conversion in a hydrogen-based economy (e.g. power-to-gas). New materials are required to attain lower operation temperatures without compromising reaction efficiency, with particular focus on perovskite oxides as solid-state electrolytes.

In this project, you are going to design new materials for oxide ion and proton conduction in low-temperature solid oxide cells. You will employ advanced in situ characterization techniques, as 17O NMR spectroscopy and neutron diffraction, to unravel the structural traits that determine the functional properties of novel solid-state electrolytes. In this way, you will achieve in-depth understanding about structure-property relations governing ionic conductivity of electroceramics and, ultimately, contribute to the design of functional materials for a successful energy transition.

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