The project aims at critical issues concerning some of the main technological and scientific challenges towards the use of natural gas in solid oxide fuel cells.
The research topics are focused on solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). The main topics to be studied is carbon resistant anode materials and catalytic layers for direct natural gas SOFC’s. The main objective is to advance the knowledge to expand the use of natural gas on SOFCs.
The post-doc fellow will take part in the research of direct methane solid oxide fuel cells. We seek a candidate with laboratory experience in processing and characterization of ceramic materials for fuel cells. Expertise in both single cell (SOFC) fabrication and electrochemical characterization is essential. The candidate is expected to have experience in standard material’s characterization techniques. Previous activities with tape casting and/ or advanced deposition techniques, such as pulsed laser deposition (PLD), and gas analysis (catalysis) in SOFC testing are highly desirable.
INFORMATION ABOUT FELLOWSHIP
The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 7.174,80 (about US$ 2,200 dollars) monthly payed in Reais and a research contingency fund (technical reserve), equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent on items directly related to the research activity, as well as displacement funding, if necessary and applicable. More information about the fellowship is at: fapesp.br/en/postdoc.
There is the possibility of offering a Research Internship abroad (BEPE) during part of the post-doctoral assignment if it is of interest to the project. In this situation, the selection of the institution and the period will be defined by the project coordinator, depending on the purpose of the internship and the needs of the project. http://www.fapesp.br/6557
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