A new PhD position is available in the project “Design and (nano)engineering of PEMFC cathode catalyst layers to boost the efficiency and life-time under aviation conditions” within the Cluster of Excellence “SE2A Sustainable and Energy Efficient Aviation”.
The project is aimed at a systematic study of the relevant key parameters on the O2 permeation and diffusivity through the ionomer film to the catalytically active Pt-Co and Pt-Ni surface in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). It the subproject in the group of Gabriele Raabe, molecular dynamics simulations will pe performed to illuminate the underlying molecular processes at the catalyst – ionomer interface that dominate the O2 transport resistance.
The entry date is as soon as possible, and the duration is initially limited until the end of 2025.
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