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We are always open to connect with highly motivated students and researchers that are interested in our research.
Please send your interest to weiran.zheng@gtiit.edu.cn with the email subject of “interested in joining the group from “your name”+”your institute"

Funding and opening opportunities are currently available for the following positions in the Electrochemical Interface and Conversion group:

- Lab manager/technican (1 position: http://www.gtiit.edu.cn/en/viewRecruit.aspx?flowNo=1315)
- PhD student (1 position: https://sites.gtiit.edu.cn/research/positions/gs-2022004/)
- Research Assistant (not position now)
- GT undergraduates (3-5, please contact me directly)
- Short-term Visiting Student (via PI contact)

PhD/MS students

Details can be found here: https://sites.gtiit.edu.cn/research/positions/gs-2022004/

Project details

The Chemistry Program (group of Asst. Prof. Weiran Zheng) is looking for 2-3 students to conduct research projects in electrocatalysis. Contract duration: 2-3 years for Master and 3+1 years for PhD degree. The degree will be granted by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Israel).

Our group mainly involves two aspects of electrocatalysis: mechanism understanding and rational catalyst design. The main focus is to apply in situ characterization techniques in electrochemistry (e.g., on-line differential mass spectrometry, combined electrochemical/atomic force microscopy system, in situ Raman spectroscopy, in situ UV-Vis spectroscopy, etc.) to directly observe the changes of electrodes/interfaces/electrolyte during electrochemical processes, to understand the actual physical meaning of electrochemical phenomena from a chemical/structural perspective. By studying the causes of catalyst deactivation, instability, and performance drop using in situ techniques, the group aims to use such information to guide the construction of efficient, highly stable, and practical electrocatalytic systems for a sustainable world. The group primarily targets three processes of particular environmental and energy impact: 1. electrochemical separation and conversion of carbon dioxide; 2. large current impure water electrolysis; 3. electrochemical biomass conversion.

We offer modern facilities, such as in situ AFM, Raman spectroscopy, on-line MS, multichannel potentiostat etc., for essential electrochemical research. We also have close collaborators in various regions, including Hong Kong, Japan, and the UK. The team values mutual respect, professionalism, and accountability for the working environment.

Selection Criteria
For PhD position:

- Bachelor or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science (essential)
- Strong academic background in electrochemistry (preferable)
- Strong interest in electrocatalysis/material characterization/electrochemical methods/in situ electrochemistry (essential)
- Experiences in electrochemical methods, such as CV, LSV, EIS, FTACV, and DPV; material characterization methods, such as TEM, AFM, Raman, XPS, and XRD (preferable)
- Ability to work temporarily at other research facilities in Asia and Europe (essential)
- Good communication skills, good command of English (essential)
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment (essential)
- Ability to author scientific reports and co-author scientific publications (essential)

For Master positions:

- Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science (BS GPA>3.0 (80/100); MS GPA>3.5 (85/100); essential)
- Strong interest in electrocatalysis/material characterization/electrochemical methods/in situ electrochemistry (essential)
- Experiences in electrochemical methods, such as CV, LSV, EIS, FTACV, and DPV; material characterization methods, such as TEM, AFM, Raman, XPS, and XRD (preferable)
- Ability to work in a team environment (essential)
- Good communication skills, good command of English (essential)
- Ability to author scientific reports (essential)

Meanwhile, the PhD/Master candidate must fulfill the requirements for admission to the Technion Graduate School and needs to comply with its regulations leading to the PhD/Master degree: https://graduate.technion.ac.il/en/prospective-students/

Application

Application deadline: Open till filled
Send required documents electronically to Dr. Zheng at weiran.zheng@gtiit.edu.cn: 1) Curriculum vitae and personal statements (your background, experience, and motivation); 2) Degree certificates; 3) Transcript during undergraduate study.


博士研究生/硕士研究生招生

项目说明

本研究组提供2-3名博士/硕士研究生名额进行电催化方面的研究项目。
培养方式为广东以色列理工学院与以色列理工学院各一位导师联合培养,硕士研究生2-3年,博士研究生期限3.5-4年。
学位证书、毕业证书将由以色列理工学院(Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)授予,并获中国教育部留学服务中心认证。

项目内容

研究组主要涉及电催化的两个方面:机制理解和催化剂设计。主要是应用电化学的原位表征技术(如微分质谱、电化学/原子力显微镜系统、原位拉曼光谱、原位紫外可见光谱等),直接观察电化学过程中电极/界面/电解质的变化,从化学/结构角度理解电化学现象的实际物理意义。通过利用原位技术研究催化剂失活、不稳定和性能下降的原因,该小组旨在利用这些信息来指导构建高效、高稳定和实用的电催化系统。该小组主要针对三个对环境和能源有特殊影响的过程:1.二氧化碳的电化学分离和转化;2.大电流水电解;3.电化学生物质转化。

研究设施

我们提供现代化的设备用于电化学研究,如原位原子力显微镜、拉曼光谱、在线质谱、多通道恒电位仪等。广东以色列理工学院与以色列理工学院同时为博士研究生提供科研环境。我们在不同地区也有密切的合作者,包括香港、日本和英国。

研究关键词

纳米材料;电催化;原位原子力显微镜;拉曼;质谱;水电解;二氧化碳还原;生物质转化;电化学;电化学模拟/建模;电化学感应

研究生挑选标准

不同于国内院校,本校为国际通行的申请制(与欧美香港留学类似流程),不需要考研成绩,需要英语相关成绩(GRE/托福/雅思等),具体要求见以色列理工学院研究生院的入学要求 https://graduate.technion.ac.il/en/prospective-students/。

具体而言,本项目候选人需要具备以下条件:
化学、化学工程或材料科学的学士或硕士学位(本科gpa>3.0即百分制均分高于80;硕士gpa>3.5即百分制均分高于85)(必须)
有能力在亚洲和欧洲的其他研究机构临时工作(必须)
良好的沟通能力,熟练掌握英语(必须)
具有独立工作以及在团队环境中工作的能力(必须)
有能力撰写科学报告和发表科研论文(必须)
在电化学方面有很强的学术背景,有论文者优先(优先)
对电催化/材料表征/电化学方法/原位电化学有浓厚兴趣(必须)
对电化学新技术和挑战传统理念有浓厚兴趣(必须)
有电化学方法的经验,如cv、lsv、eis、ftacv和dpv;材料表征方法,如tem、afm、raman、xps和xrd(优先)
有comsol、3d建模、3d打印等相关经验(优先)

待遇

成功入学者将提供全额奖学金:免学费(价值15,000 usd/year);
博士研究生起薪6万人民币/年;
学校租房补贴;
学籍注册在以色列理工学院(1-2个学期在以色列理工本部海法校区学习),由以色列理工学院授予博士学位证书并获得中国教育部认证;

申请流程

一、请将所需文件(英文)以电子邮件方式发送至郑博士进行初步筛选:weiran.zheng@gtiit.edu.cn。并在主题部分以该格式注明:姓名+博士研究生申请+2022
1)简历和个人陈述(你的学术背景、研究经验和加入本课题组的原因);
2)学历、学位证书扫描文件(未毕业者可毕业时提供);
3)本科/硕士学习期间的成绩单;
4)GRE成绩(可稍后提供,或者酌情免除);
5)3位推荐人的联系方式(姓名、单位、邮件、电话);
6)其它有助于申请的材料(如学术论文、证书等);

二、收到材料后导师审核挑选,并举行非正式面试(了解专业背景和研究情况等),合适候选人后会以邮件通知,并由gtiit招生办公室确认符合招生标准后,推荐给以色列理工学院本部合作导师。以方导师审核通过后,交由以色列理工学院本部院系,并登陆申请程序。从而入学。入学流程为4-6个月。

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