PhD student (f/m/d) for the synthesis of organometallic complexes for light-emitting electrochemical cells

Organization: Technical University of Munich
Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3-year contract with the possibility to expand it up to 1 year.
Pay/Volunteer: competitive salary and benefits depending on work experience and seniority in accordance with the public service wage agreement of the Free State of Bavaria - TV-L E13 (50-65%)
Deadline: will be open until the candidate is selected
Description: The new Chair of Biogenic Functional Materials at TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability is looking for a PhD student (f/m/d) for the synthesis of organometallic complexesfor light-emitting electrochemical cells.
Are you passionate about innovation?; Do you love to develop applied science with environmental impact?; Do you use multidisciplinary thinking to solve professional questions?; Are you able to appreciate the beauty of nature’s answers to its many challenges?; Would you like to innovate in an international and highly collaborative environment? Then the Chair of Biogenic Functional Materials (BFM) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is the perfect place for your future. BFM offers state-of-the-art infrastructure comprising three inter-disciplinary and inter-connected laboratories focused on the synthesis and engineering of biogenic and sustainable photo-electro-active materials, mechanical/spectroscopic/electrochemical characterizations, and the engineering of lighting and photovoltaic devices with researchers from around the world. We are located at the young TUM Campus Straubing, aiming to become the European leader in developing sustainable technologies and their economic implementation. Learn from Biology, think like a Chemist, and handle like an Engineer…are you ready?

Light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) are an ideal thin-film lighting device. It combines the beauty of the simplest device architecture with a high device performance in terms of brightness and stability. However, this technology faces the use of unsustainable emitters and electrodes. The candidate will be involved in the synthesis(ligand design - organic - and coordination complex - inorganic), spectroscopic (steady and time-resolved emission/absorption, TADF, etc.), electrochemical (SW, CV, EIS), and analytical (NMR, MS, IR, XRD, etc), microscopy (AFM and SEM of films) characterizations, and integration (thin film preparation) and analysis (EIS, LIV, lifetime, etc.) in LECs of a new family of sustainable emitters based on ionic organometallic complexes.
Hence, the position is an exciting interface between inorganic chemistry, spectroscopy, and thin-film lighting.
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