Doctoral Candidate #9

Project title: Design and optimization of membranes for CO2RR processes.

Project objectives: Aim of the project is the design and development of low cost and efficient polymeric membranes for MEA realization. Conductivity and diffusion properties of the new nanostructured membranes will be thoroughly tested. The best-performing membrane and MEA will be scaled up to supply partners for full CO2RR cell experiments.

Expected outcome: (i) Identification of suitable materials for innovative membrane realization. (ii) Identification of best synthetic approach. (iii) Implementation of the membranes in MEA.

Working context: DC#9 will be hosted at ADVENT (Greece) and will be enrolled in the PhD school of the Politecnico of Torino, supervised by Dr. C. Chochos and co-Supervised by Prof. S. Bianco. Part of the activity will be carried on during secondment periods at IIT for a training on synthesis and electrochemical characterization of Cu/M catalysts, at VITO for a training on large scale electrode assembly and at APRIA for a training on electrolyser assembly.

Specific requirements and eligibility criteria of the PhD School of the Politecnico of Torino can be dowloaded here.

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. Dr. C. Chochos (email:

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