Open Student Assistant Position for the Synthesis of Electroactive Redox Polymers for Direct Air Capture


Introduction
The development of sustainable Direct Air Capture technologies is crucial for addressing the issue of global warming, as the increasing amount of emitted carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is one of the main factors contributing to over half of global temperature fluctuations. Therefore, it has recently become the primary focus of research on greenhouse gas capture. The rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has thus become one of the most urgent scientific challenges in the world over the past decades. For this purpose, the separation of carbon dioxide from point sources is indispensable, and the carbon dioxide trapped in the atmosphere is urgently needed. Direct Air Capture (DAC) is a technology for removing CO2, where CO2 is captured directly from the air using a technical system. It is well known that the concentration of CO2 in the air is highly diluted, which makes capturing it a technical challenge, especially when high concentrations of oxygen and water are present in the air.

This project, conducted in collaboration with IMVT and IBCS-FMS, focuses on DAC technology. We will develop and prepare the module based on the Electroswing Adsorption method. As part of this, the module and the testing setup will be established to evaluate adsorption and desorption performance. One of the critical factors is the electrochemical behavior of the electrode, including charge/discharge cycles and other electrochemical properties of the cell.

Tasks
Synthesis and preparation of samples of various types of electroactive polymers.
Fabrication of electrodes from the synthesized polymers and conducting electrochemical measurements (CV, EIS, etc.).

Requirements
If you are currently pursuing studies in Chemistry or related fields, possess a structured and independent working style, and have the ability for autonomous problem-solving, you are an ideal candidate for this position. Experience with organic synthesis in an inert gas environment is advantageous.

Contract Information
Your future workplace will be in the Levkin Group (IBCS-FMS, Building 319) on Campus Nord. Duration: 6 months (extendable), 40 hours per month, starting from November 1st.
Interested? Then please send your application (minimum CV and current enrollment certificate) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Welcome PhD students, postdoc, intern students, exchange students to join us! Please don't hesitate to send us your CV!

Contact

Prof. Dr. Pavel Levkin   
Build.: 319 / Office: 444 
E-Mail: levkin@kit.edu
Tel:  +49-721-608-29175

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