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PhD Studentship – for EU/UK citizens

Title: Quantum simulation of light-induced chemistry and
electronic friction effects at metal surfaces

Application Deadline: 31st October 2017

A Ph.D studentship is available with the earliest possible start date in November 2017.

Project: The project will involve the quantum theoretical study of light-induced chemical reactions in industrially-relevant heterogeneous catalysis and gas-surface dynamics. Newly developed efficient quantum dynamics simulation methods and high-performance supercomputing infrastructure will be used to study the role of light-matter interaction and molecule-surface energy transport in controlling chemical reactions at metal surfaces. The thereby gained understanding will guide the development of efficient light-assisted alternatives to industrial processes ranging from CO2 capture to Carbon-Carbon coupling reactions. Depending on the student’s interests, fundamental computational method development work can be a large part of this project.

How to Apply:

Please direct informal enquiries and requests for further information to Dr. Reinhard Maurer (r.maurer .at. Please include your CV and a brief explanation of your interests in the research area of the studentship.

Details on the formal application procedure can be found at