PhD in the field of fuel cell anodes


The aim and focus of the cooperation project with the research-oriented industrial partner is the development of a novel class of electrochemically active material compositions and their implementation as anode microstructure for the next generation of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).

Your responsibilities    

  • Material development and integration of a SOFC anode microstructure at cell level
  • Experiments and performance analyses from material to cell level including conductivity measurements and thermomechanical behaviour
  • Cooperation with external modelling and simulation groups from research and industry
  • Publication of the results as scientific publications and at conferences

Your profile

  • Master’s degree (university) in chemical engineering/process engineering or a thematically relevant engineering discipline
  • Basic knowledge of materials for fuel cells (SOFC), thermomechanics, conductivity measurements or heterogeneous catalysis

As candidate, you must have a high degree of personal responsibility, pronounced problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
We offer you a competitive, stimulating and exciting environment in the leading research institution of the industrial partner. You will work in an inspiring team that is committed to intellectual freedom and scientific excellence in an application-oriented environment.

The position is available from April 2020. The position is limited to the project duration of three years. The work will be carried out at HSR in Rapperswil (Switzerland) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andre Heel. The doctoral degree is awarded by the University of Stuttgart (Germany).

Please send your complete application documents (German or English) by e-mail to Mr. Thomas Pohl (thomas.pohl(at)hsr.ch), Chief Executive UMTEC, HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil.

Prof. Dr. Andre Heel is available to answer any technical questions by phone +41(0)55 222 43 87, E Mail andre.heel(at)hsr.ch.
Further information can be found at www.umtec.ch

About Company
HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
Oberseestrasse 10, CH-8640 Rapperswil
Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: March 25, 2020
Expiry Date: 2020-06-06
Job Type: PhD Studentship
Job Level: Any
Salary Info
Salary Type: Fixed
Salary: Euro
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