Postdoctoral Research Associate with Manchester Metropolitan University

Ambitious and talented individuals with a background in aspects of electrochemistry or sonochemistry are invited to apply to join our multidisciplinary research team investigating new methods for manufacturing net zero chemicals and fuels from carbon dioxide.  Specifically, the project will focus on developing cutting edge catalysts and methods for carbon dioxide reduction.  Funded by the UK Catalysis Hub (EPSRC) this is an exciting opportunity to explore a new approach to this important Net Zero technology. 

The successful candidate will have access to both state-of-the art electrochemistry and sonochemistry labs.  Furthermore, the candidate will have access to the world-class facilities at Harwell Campus and interact regularly with the wider UK catalysis community through the UK Catalysis Hub. 

The Role: 

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will undertake investigations to design, develop and understand catalysts for electrochemical and sonoelectrochemical carbon dioxide reduction catalysis.  Research activities will include, the synthesis of nanostructured catalysts, materials characterisations, electrochemical and sonoelectrochemical testing, as well as cell and reactor design. Communicating research findings through project meetings with collaborators and industrial partners, scientific publications and conferences will also be critical to the success of the project.

The position is available from November 2022 for 12 months in duration.  The successful candidate will work within the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC) at Manchester Metropolitan University for 8 months, followed by 4-months at Oxford University within the Department of Engineering Science.  The research will be undertaken under the guidance of Dr Laurie King, Dr Yagya Regmi and Prof James Kwan.  Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Laurie King (

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