Doctoral Candidate #5

Project title: Identification of reaction mechanism and estimate of reaction rates.

Project objectives: The PhD project aims at providing accurate estimates of the rates of the various elementary steps on CO2RR on various promising Cu/M alloys as a function of applied voltage taking into account energy barriers due to transition states and the presence of electrolyte solution.

Expected outcome: Identification of the most promising Cu/M alloys for CO2RR and insight into the way surface morphology and chemical composition affects efficiency and selectivity.

Working context: DC#5 will be hosted at the University of Iceland (Iceland) and will be enrolled in the PhD school of the same institution, supervised by Prof. H. Jonsson. Part of the activity will be carried on during secondment periods at TCD to be trained on machine learning, ENVIPARK to study catalysts electrochemical characterization and at APRIA to be trained in engineering simulations of CO2RR process design.

Starting date and contract duration: The contract will start no later than the 1st of November 2023 and will last 36 months.

For further information on this position please contact Prof. H. Jonsson (email:

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