KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Third-cycle subject: Chemical Engineering
Hydrogen is expected to be a key component in a future fossil-free society in sectors of energy, transportation and industrial production of chemicals and materials. The research center PUSH (Production, Use and Storage of Hydrogen) addresses scientific and technical hurdles impeding the widespread use of hydrogen, by combining activities on production, storage, distribution and use of hydrogen, in a single coordinated research effort. Researchers at KTH, Lund University, Umeå University, Chalmers University of Technology and at the institute RISE will lead this challenging work.
More sustainable large-scale processes are needed for hydrogen generation. Electrolysis of water provides a clean and emission-free route for the direct transfer of renewable electrical energy into hydrogen gas. In the present research we will focus on polymer membrane electrolytic cells based on new classes of alkaline membranes, which enable the use of abundant catalyst material such as nickel and are better adopted to respond to fast load changes. New membranes and catalysts will be synthesized by partners within PUSH, and investigated for electrolysis at KTH.
The doctoral student will be working at the division of applied electrochemistry, 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 those active in the project and with researchers in the electrochemistry group. Read more about the division here.
Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by professors Ann Cornell and Göran Lindbergh.
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:
Experience of electrochemistry is a merit. 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
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.
You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.
You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.
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/Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.
For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.
We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.
Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Title||Doctoral student in applied electrochemistry for hydrogen production|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Published||May 14, 2021|
|Application deadline||June 14, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Chemical Engineering,   Electrochemistry,   Electrical Engineering,   Renewable Energy  |