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Research Fellow (CO2 Conversion / Electrochemistry)

Closing date
6 Jan 2024

Job Description

This posting is for postdoctoral research in electrochemical CO2 conversion and bioelectrochemistry in the Andrew B Wong group, which is affiliated with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The ideal candidate would possess expert-level knowledge of electrocatalysis, bioelectrochemistry, or similar chemistries with a publication track record as a first author in leading journals (Impact factor >10 or more). Experience with materials characterization techniques is also desirable. Comfort discussing research fluently in English is also highly desirable.


1. PhD degree in a related discipline (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or a related field). A strong understanding and extensive experience in electrochemistry/electrocatalysis or bioelectrochemistry is strongly preferred.
 2. Applicants should have excellent research skills, experiences, and traits, such as:

  • Able to demonstrate innovative thinking and excellent writing ability through a track record of innovative research results through first author papers in high-level (IF >10) journals
  • Able to understand, analyze, and critique literature
  • Able to propose scientific research directions, formulate research plans, and independently carry out scientific research
  • Possessing a rigorous and serious attitude towards research
  • Possessing strong communication and teamwork skills, and able to work well in an interdisciplinary and multicultural team environment;
  • Able to mentor undergraduate, master’s, and PhD students
  • Able to carry out scientific research independently
  • Efficient time management, coordination of individual scientific research tasks and laboratory management, etc.

3. Applicants with at least one of the following experiences are preferred:

  • Rich nanomaterial synthesis and material characterization experience (such as the synthesis of new catalysts with detailed characterization of physical and chemical properties, (ie. SEM, EDS, EELS, TEM, STEM, XRD, XAS, XPS, FTIR, AFM, STM and/or Raman spectroscopy); 
  • Research background in electrocatalytic reactions (including but not limited to CO2RR, OER, HER, etc.) and/or with electrochemical reactor or electrode design. Applicants with unique insights and research ideas on the development of carbon dioxide electrocatalysis and cell design or electrode design are particularly desirable. Experience in electrocatalytic characterization (such as analysis of electrocatalytic reaction mechanism by cyclic voltammetry/electrochemical impedance spectroscopy) is also preferrable.
  • Experience with in-situ or in operando characterization of electrocatalysts, including FTIR, Raman, or XAS characterization, etc.
  • Research experience with halide perovskite materials, including design and synthesis of new materials, device fabrication (PV and/or LED), and characterization.
  • Experience in high-temperature electrochemistry using molten salt electrolytes. Experience in bioelectrochemistry.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: College of Design and Engineering
Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 21178

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