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Post-doc Development of solid electrolyte of semiconductor oxides for fuel cells - REF 23PDR204
University of São Paulo

Date Posted Mar. 3, 2023
Title Post-doc Development of solid electrolyte of semiconductor oxides for fuel cells - REF 23PDR204
University University of São Paulo More About This Institution...
São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Department Institute of Physics
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2023
Position Start Date Abril 2023
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - Elementary Particles/Nuclear
    Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
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    Computer/Information Sciences
    Chemistry - Physical
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Project title:
Development of solid electrolyte of semiconductor oxides for fuel cells (SOFCs) with direct reforming

Research theme area
Chemistry, physics, materials engineering and related areas.

The candidate will work with researchers from project 87 (P&D) SOFC – The Future of Ethanol in the Transport Sector (FUSP 392002) – at the University of São Paulo, in the development of solid electrolyte and anode for fuel cells type SOFCs with ethanol steam reform. Summary of the program and projects can be found at the RCGI website (

The postdoctoral fellowship is aimed for candidates who have demonstrated experience developing technology for direct reforming fuel cells that operate on low-temperature. The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is a device that converts chemical energy (fuel) into electricity via an electrochemical process with high efficiency and low emissions, and it is a technology that will help to reduce the use of fossil fuels. The scholarship candidate must have previous expertise processing ceramic materials using classical methods such as solid-state reaction and molten salt, as well as chemical methods. The candidate should preferably be skilled in characterization methods such as X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), electrical impedance, and polarization curve.

Requirements to fill the position:
The scholarship candidate must have a Ph.D in physics, chemistry, or materials engineering. Applicants must have obtained their PhD within the last five years. Applicants must have prior knowledge in fuel cell development, in particular in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems, as well as be proficient in English.

This Postdoc fellowship is funded by FUSP. The fellowship will cover a standard maintenance stipend of R$ 8.479,20 (Reais) per month.

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellowship REF: 23PDR204

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Contact Information

  • RCGI
    Human Resources
    University of São Paulo
    Av Prof Mello Moraes, 2231
    Cidade Universitaria - Butanta
    Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05508-030


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