PhD in the CHOCO research group in Tromsø
PhD Candidate in Computational Chemistry (Catalyst Design)
The PhD fellow will employ quantum chemical methods to investigate and design catalysts for converting CO2. As of today, chemical synthesis is largely based on starting materials coming from fossil-based resources such as oil. Oil is finite and will eventually be depleted, implying that new sources of chemical starting materials are needed.
CO2 is an abundant and sustainable molecule that has the potential to be used on a large scale in chemical synthesis, but only if catalysts are developed that are able to activate CO2. The PhD fellow will computationally model organic and organometallic complexes and their ability to convert CO2 to other products. Promising systems will be tested in the laboratory by experimental chemists in the CHOCO group.
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Closing date: 1st of August 2019