PhD on Electrochemical Coupling of CO2 and Nitrates, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Postdoc in Netherlands

PhD on Electrochemical Coupling: The Eindhoven University of Technology invites applications for a fully-funded PhD position on the Electrochemical Coupling of CO2 and Nitrates. This position is part of the Future Chemistry Program, coordinated by the Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES). The successful candidate will contribute to the development of new catalysts for environmentally friendly production methods of organonitrogen compounds.

Summary Table: | Position | PhD-student | | Fellowship | Irène Curie Fellowship | | Department | Chemical Engineering and Chemistry | | FTE | 1.0 | | Date off | 17/12/2023 | | Reference number | V37.7068 |

Study Area: Inorganic Materials and Catalysis

Scholarship Description:

PhD on Electrochemical Coupling of CO2 and Nitrates

The PhD student will explore the electrochemical coupling of CO2 and nitrates to synthesize organonitrogen compounds. The research involves using in situ and operando spectroscopic techniques to study reaction mechanisms and intermediate products. The project aims to contribute to the development of more active catalysts for green fertilizer synthesis under industrially relevant conditions.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in chemistry or chemical engineering.
  • Experience in electrochemistry and/or in situ spectroscopy is advantageous.
  • Research-oriented attitude and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level).

Required Documents:

  1. Cover letter describing motivation and qualifications for the position.
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
  3. Contact information for three references.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a complete application through the apply button on the university’s website. For additional information or inquiries, contact Emiel Hensen at e.j.m.hensen[at]

Last Date: The application window is open until 01 December 2023. Applications received after this date will be considered if the position remains unfilled.

For further details about the application process or conditions of employment, visit the university’s website or contact Leo van Houten at l.v.houten[at] or +31 40 247 8269.



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