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Post-doctoral Researchers: Modelling graphene based nanocomposites for energy applications
Location: Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: January 1, 2019

Organization Description:

The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, with its official English translation Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and acronym ICN2, is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.

Job Description:

The project is connected to an ERA-NET FLAGERA project in which other European partners will take part of the work through an established collaboration framework. The partnership includes Chalmers University of Technology, Université Catholique de Louvain, Izmir Institute of Technology, University of Cagliari, National Research Council of Italy, CNR-ISOF as well as a Spanish company in the field of graphene composites (AVANZARE)

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

The candidate will develop charge transport studies in realistic models of graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxides (rGO) compounds, to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying charge scattering due to various types of defects as well as to quantify the evolution of charge mobility for different nature and density of defects, and the influence of inter-flake interaction. In a second stage he/she will study heat transport by calculating the thermal conductivity in single-/multiple-layer GO and the thermal boundary resistance at GO/rGO interfaces, and accounting for nanocrystalline GO, to correlate transport and grain populations features (average grain size and distribution, stoichiometry, etc), and consider the effect of quantum corrections.


Theoretical physics and quantum simulations (molecular dynamics DFT and/or tight-binding modelling), and experience in electronic and/or thermal transport simulation would be a plus. Fluent in English.

Research Career Profile (According to the European Framework for Research Careers):

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Job Application:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website

and include the following:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A full CV including contact details.
  3. 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.

Deadline for applications:  November 1, 2018

Equal opportunities:

ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Date Posted: October 11, 2018