Post-doc: Novel materials and innovative instrumentation for energy transition

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 30 Jun 2023

23 May 2023
Job Information

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

30 Jun 2023 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

As a member of this team, your primary role will be to design and develop novel fixed bed reactors, optimizing their heating methods to achieve maximum efficiency. You will use both thermocatalytic and microwave-based cold plasma techniques to activate chemical reactions, aiming to enhance product yield. Working closely with a team of experienced researchers and technicians, you will collaborate to develop new technologies that can transform the energy landscape, achieving sustainability through innovation. In addition to your research responsibilities, you will also have the opportunity to supervise bachelor's and master's students, sharing your knowledge and expertise with the next generation of researchers in the field. Through this role, you will be able to contribute to the growth and development of the scientific community, furthering our collective understanding of how to create sustainable sources of energy.

Specific Requirements

The successful candidate should possess a PhD, or have a PhD thesis submission planned prior to commencing the position. The candidate should have a robust background in continuous flow fixed bed reactors and practical experience working with various PID controllers and analytical instruments. Knowledge of materials synthesis is also preferred. Candidates with previous experience in cold-plasma and microwave techniques for chemical activation will have an advantage.

Additional Information

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers child care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Selection process

For more information please contact Dr. Atul Bansode, .

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply via the application button and upload the following information in English (pdf format only):

  • Letter of motivation (generic letters will be disregarded),
  • Detailed CV with publication list,
  • Three potential references.

  • Additional comments

    The post-doctoral fellow will work under the guidance of Dr Atul Bansode. Dr. Bansode's research group is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of heterogeneous catalysis, using innovative instrumentation and advanced materials to develop new, sustainable sources of energy. With a focus on green hydrogen production through thermochemical water splitting, aqueous phase reforming of waste biomass, and CO2 transformation into high value chemicals using high pressure, the group is at the forefront of cutting-edge instrumentation research.

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    Delft University of Technology
    Postal Code
    2628 CD
    Mekelweg 2

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