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We are searching for a highlymotivated candidate in the following position: PhD Student, Disorderin Multicomponent Nano-Catalysts The successful applicant willjoin the Institute for Multiscale Simulation (MSS) at Friedrich-AlexanderUniversity (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg and work in close collaboration with the RutherfordAppleton Laboratory (UK) and Indiana University Bloomington (USA). Discovery of novel materials forenergy applications relies on understanding the relation between atominteractions and the lattice distortion from microstructure architecture. Thisis the key in nanoscience research for heterogeneous catalysis. The PhD thesisis part of a DFG-Konwihr funded research on the materials relationship betweennano-structuration and chemical/physical properties. The focus of the thesis aremulticomponent nanocrystals with core@shell, and generally complexstructure-microstructure. For this purpose, experimental scattering data areinvestigated with atomistic models, assisted by machine learning algorithms. Acombination of Monte-Carlo, molecular-dynamics and density functional theorysimulations are used to inform experimental data analysis methods and observe structuredisorder and crystal transformation. The PhD student will visit internationalX-ray and Neutron source laboratories (e.g., ISIS Neutron and Muon source,Diamond, and Argonne National Laboratory), and work in close collaboration withresearch groups in the UK (Ruttherford Appleton Laboratory) and the USA(Indiana University Bloomingotn). Qualified applicants must have (ordefend by the end of the year) a Master’s degree in Physics, ChemicalEngineering, Materials Science, or an equivalent field. Experience insimulation and computer programming (C/C++, Python) is desirable. Excellentcommunication skills in English to disseminate the results in internationaljournals and conferences are expected. An interest in materials science andboth computational and experimental research is required. FAU offers the opportunity towork in an outstanding research university with innovative academic structures.Salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale and theaccordant social benefits. The position is available starting October 2021.Review of applications will begin on August the 9th and continue until theposition is filled. For further information pleasesee our webpage: https://albertoleonardi.wixsite.com/scienceand contact Dr. Alberto Leonardi. To apply, send your CV, coverletter, one-page summary of your Master's thesis, list of master degree (andbachelor if relevant) exams/grades, and (two) references (people who may becontacted, specify the relation to you) via email to: alberto.leona...@fau.de.
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