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Postdoctoral Scholar
California Institute of Technology

Date Posted Dec. 2, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Scholar
University California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA, United States
Department Materials Science
Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Material/Metallurgy

The materials science program at Caltech invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position with Prof. B. Fultz for a project on materials for chemical energy storage Studies are planned on modified carbon- and graphene-based materials with promise for reversible storage of lithium, hydrogen, or methane. The materials, based on graphene or ZTC’s, will be evaluated in battery electrodes and/or in systems for storage of methane and hydrogen. Tasks include materials synthesis, and materials characterization by methods such as high resolution electron microscopy, x-ray diffractometry, and various spectroscopies. Electrochemical properties and gas-adsorption isotherm will be measured. The successful candidate need not have experience in all these topics, but a solid understanding of materials thermodynamics is essential. The duration of the appointment is one year, with a start date Jan. 1, 2020, an annual stipend of $55,000. Reappointment is possible, subject to performance and availability of funds.

Electronic copies of your curriculum vitae with publication list, brief (<1 page) statement of research interests, and two letters of recommendation are required. Review of applications begins on December 2, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by that date, but later applications may be considered. The appointment is contingent upon completion of a Ph.D. Please email your c.v. and statement to with the Subject Line "Postdoc Application Energy Materials". Please ask for your letters of reference to be sent the same way.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Contact Information

  • Brent Fultz
    Materials Science
    California Institute of Technology
    1200 E California Blvd
    Mc 138-78
    Pasadena, CA 91125
  • 6263952170


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