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Postdoc position

This position is part of a recently granted NWO project, entitled CO2SPARE, which is aimed at the valorisation of CO2 in biogas. This project is executed jointly with the Non-equilibrium Fuel Conversion (NFC) group of DIFFER. It entails fundamental studies of the reverse Boudouard reaction, in support of an overall process involving pyrolysis of methane follows by reaction of CO2 with the carbon thus formed.

Support

Voor onze afdeling Mechanische Techniek, zijn we tijdelijk op zoek naar een ‘instrumentmaker’. In de afdeling Mechanische techniek wordt apparatuur vervaardigd, voor de wetenschappelijke experimenten. Aan de apparatuur worden hoge eisen gesteld betreffende maattolerantie en oppervlaktekwaliteit. Bij de afdeling Mechanische Techniek zoeken wij voor de duur van minimaal 1 jaar:

Postdoc position

In the framework of the TKI project “Plasma conversions” a postdoctoral position is available. In this project, DIFFER, ISPT, University of Twente, AkzoNobel, OCI Nitrogen, Shell, Vopak and Yara have combined efforts for enhancing conversion and energy-efficiency of renewable electrically-driven ammonia synthesis.

Support

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Postdoc position

In framework of the European Commission funded KEROGREEN project, the CCER group at DIFFER, has a vacancy for a postdoc researcher. KEROGREEN is a multinational project that aims for a novel conversion route to sustainable aviation fuel, synthesized from H2O and CO2, and powered by renewable electricity. The sustainable kerosene emits less soot and no sulphur, therefore it meets future aviation air pollution standards. The conversion is based on plasma driven CO2 dissociation, solid oxide membranes, and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of kerosene.

PhD position

The PhD position is part of a project (granted within the NWO Solar-to-Products programme) in which a plasma approach to dry reforming (i.e. conversion of CO2 and CH4 into synthesis gas) is investigated. The plasma approach enables compatibility with (intermittent) sustainable energy sources. An innovative combination of non-equilibrium CO2 activation and thermal CH4 decomposition is investigated to allow for selective and energy efficient conversion of biogas into valuable chemicals and/or liquid fuels.

Internship

The Solar Fuels division at DIFFER researches methods to produce synthetic fuels efficiently using renewable sources of electricity. Chemical conversion using electricity is considered as a viable method for storage and transport of renewably generated energy and a pathway towards integrating sustainable electricity into the chemical industry.

Internship

In the PSN group we are interested in the strong interaction between light and matter. This is a quickly evolving field of research in which new materials, experimental techniques and theories are realized continuously. In our group, we have developed a unique near-field microscope that can detect and analyse radiation in the deep infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum, i.e., the terahertz (THz) frequency range. This region holds great promise for applications in non-invasive testing, imaging and spectroscopy as well as high speed wireless communication.

PhD position

The PhD project involves physics of magnetically confined plasma for fusion energy, and control theory. In a magnetic confinement fusion reactor it may prove desirable to operate at the minimum power that allows for so-called H-mode energy confinement. At lower power a bifurcation occurs: sudden fall-back to poorer L-mode energy confinement and hence a drop in fusion power. A number of physics processes have been identified that could play a role in these transitions.

Internship

Strong-light matter coupling has emerged as a major cross-disciplinary field of study over recent years. This regime was originally constrained to the realm of low-temperature studies, however, extensions to room temperature through advances in the fabrication of nanophotonic structures have opened the door for numerous new research lines. In this manner, strong-coupling has been proposed as a means for modifying the internal physics of condensed matter systems, with great potential for light-harvesting, energy-transport and catalysis.

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