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PhD student position in Polymer Chemistry to develop sustainable Electrocatalysts

Are you motivated to support the development of low-carbon technologies for the chemical industry? 

Imagine a future where organic chemical reactions are driven with electricity from renewables instead of applying heat or pressure to transform reactants into products. Electroorganic synthesis holds great promise for developing this technology. However, to develop this technology, we must identify scaleable electrode materials made from earth-abundant elements to develop the technology at scale. We are actively looking for a motivated Ph.D. student to join the Giovannitti group at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology to make this vision become true. If you are a team player and excited to support our research mission, we can offer you a position in our lab.

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Alexander Giovannitti

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I am a Polymer Chemist with a strong interest in synthesizing alternative materials for energy storage and energy conversion technologies. My training in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Material Science and Engineering enables me to prepare materials with exciting properties to pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future of energy storage and chemical/energy conversion technologies. 

I studied chemistry (Diploma) at the Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology (KIT) (Germany), followed by a Master of Research (MRes) and Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry at Imperial College London (Center for Plastic Electronics (Department of Physics) and the Department of Chemistry). During my first postdoc in the Nelson group (Department of Physics), I  fabricated polymer batteries and studied their performance in water-based electrolytes. In 2019, I moved to Stanford University to join the Department of Material Science and Engineering, working in the Salleo group, to push forward new concepts for the recycling of polymer batteries and electrocatalysts. 

In my free time, I am passionate about cooking and baking, love exploring countries, and learning about cultures. I am also excited about surfing and cycling. 

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