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It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice.
The Laboratory of Energy Science and Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering invite applications for aThe goal of this project is to develop rationally catalysts for the selective synthesis of methanol via CO2 hydrogenation and to understand their catalytic performance across time and length scale in order to develop a detailed structure -activity relationships.
The most promising catalyst formulations, including industrial catalysts, are based on Cu with their activity and selectivity dramatically affected by the presence of promoters or supporting oxides.
Generally, the nature of the active sites in such catalytic systems under reaction conditions is currently not known, owing to their complexity (multiple components, complex support effects with the potential formation of alloys).
In addition, only a small fraction of all sites is active, which complicates further their investigation since most of the collected spectroscopic information relates to inactive species, thereby preventing true molecular understanding.
We look forward to receiving your online application including letter of motivation, CV and transcripts online.
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal.
Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
In addition, candidates should arrange at least two recommendations letters to be sent to Prof.
Christoph Müller at muelchri ethz.ch.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof.
Christoph Müller by email muelchri ethz.ch (no applications).