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PostDoc position available in summer 2019!

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research fellow position in the group of Dr. Reinhard Maurer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick. The successful candidate will be offered an appointment working on a new project entitled “Ab-initio simulation of hot-electron effects in plasmonic catalysis”.

Start Date: 1st of January 2020 or soon thereafter

Salary: £30,395 - £39,609 per annum

Please, direct informal enquiries and requests for further information to Dr. Reinhard J. Maurer (

Fully funded PhD studentship available for September 2019 start date!

Diffusion and reaction of atomic and molecular hydrogen at metal surfaces underpins a wide range of technological applications, including hydrogen dissociation in fuel cells, photoelectrochemical water splitting, hydrogen storage, and heterogeneous catalysis. The small mass of hydrogen means that its chemical interaction with metal surfaces is governed by quantum nuclear effects. In addition, electronic excitations in the metal can also affect the chemistry via so-called “electronic friction effects”. The project will involve the development and application of new quantum dynamical simulation methods to study the interplay between quantum tunneling and electronic friction in hydrogen metal chemistry. The student will conduct computational software development and apply the methods to study reactive hydrogen chemistry at metal surfaces.

The studentship is open to nationals of any country (fees paid, plus tax-free stipend - currently £ 14,844 per annum). The current funding covers tuition fees for EU and UK nationals. Applicants should have an honours/Masters in chemistry or physics. Prior experience in electronic structure theory, condensed matter theory, or software development (e.g. Python) is desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate will be trained in molecular modelling and data analytics methods.

Please, direct informal enquiries and requests for further information to Dr. Reinhard J. Maurer ( Please include your CV and a brief explanation of your interests in the research area of the studentships.

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