Fully funded scholarship for 4 years from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been rewarded for the H2020 RIA project CHARISMA : Characterization of materials by harmonized Raman measurements supervised by Frederik Tielens, Professor in Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry at the VUB, Brussels Belgium. ()
The aim of CHARISMA is to harmonise characterisation by Raman spectroscopy of Europe, including hardware, measurement protocols, and in silico methods, enabling end-users to share digital spectral data across domains and across the entire life cycle of diverse products.
The target is to create a virtual centre of excellence on charaterisation of materials with Raman Spectroscopy for the advantage of the European Industry.
In addition, during CHARISMA the feasibility of the concept will be demonstrated in three industry-cases. In the long term, we aim to make Raman spectroscopy a widespread technology used within the Industry Commons concept.
Keywords for the research part related to the PhD
DFT, Theoretical Chemistry, Raman Spectroscopy, materials characterization, materials development
The candidate will work in an exciting international environment and participate in the development of a young, research-oriented team, which has been successfully expanding in recent years and this in the strategically located capital of Europe.
The obtained modeling results will be compared with experimental results obtained by our international collaborators (UPMC Paris).
This position is open for EU applicants with a background in modelling with DFT and / or force field calculations in the field of theoretical chemistry, materials science, catalysis, and preferably with experience of periodic calculations.
We are searching for an outstanding candidate for this position. Besides a strong scientific background, it is important that the candidate has a good technical writing ability and verbal communication skills (English).
We will only accept an exceptionally qualified student. That means only students with high grades and research experience in their and studies in chemistry, physical chemistry or materials science from top universities will be considered.