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Ph.D. in photocatalysis

2015-03-15 10:00:09


An initial training network for new PhD students linking photoredox catalysis, methodology development, reactor engineering and material science together to improve the applicability and scalability of photochemical transformations.


The use of visible light energy to induce chemical transformations constitutes an interesting and green activation mode of organic molecules. However, implementation of this energy source in organic synthetic methodologies and in the industrial production of fine chemicals has been challenging. The Photo4Future Innovative Training Network establishes a training network with five beneficiaries from academia and two beneficiaries from industry to tackle the challenges associated with photochemistry in a coherent and comprehensive fashion. In total 10 Early Stage Researchers will be recruited within the Photo4Future network. The network will provide them with opportunities to undertake research with the aim to overcome the current limitations towards the applicability and scalability of photochemical transformations. This will be achieved through a rational design of novel photocatalytic methodologies, improved catalytic systems and innovative photoreactors. Furthermore, the ESRs will be trained in the Photo4Future graduate school, covering training in scientific, personal and complementary skills. All the ESRs will perform two secondments, of which at least one is carried out with an industrial partner. Consequently, the ESRs will have improved career prospects and a higher employability. Due to the high degree of industrial participation, the Photo4Future network will provide an innovation-friendly environment where scientific results can grow and become products or services that will benefit European economies.
Photo4Future is a network collaboration between the following institutions and companies:
Beneficiaries (hiring PhD students)
- Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) - Coordinator
- University of Leipzig (Germany)
- University of Cordoba (Spain)
- CNRS – University of Bordeaux (France)
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
- ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
- Janssen Research & Development (Spain) 
- ThalesNano (Hungary)
Partner Organizations
- James Cook University (Australia)
- Knudsen Scientific Consulting (United Kingdom)
- Zaiput Flow Technologies (United States of America)
- EcoSynth (Belgium)
- Little Things Factory (Germany)
- Corning (France)

Nr of positions available : 6

Research Fields

Chemistry - Organic chemistry
Engineering - Chemical engineering

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate) 

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1) 


Researchers employed within Photo4Future will receive salary and benefits, for three years, at the rates stipulated by the European Commission for Marie Curie researchers. The Researchers will be employed via full employment contracts with the respective institutions, carrying social benefits such as pension and social security, but also subject to normal taxes. 
Their income will consist of:
- a living allowance 
- mobility allowance
- family allowance

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