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Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany invites online Application for number of  Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany.

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(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD-Position – Development of scalable superconducting quantum systems

This position focuses on building, operating, and testing superconducting quantum devices. Your tasks in detail are:

  • Design and fabrication of superconducting quantum circuits
  • Setting up experimental systems for cryogenic measurements
  • Development of a microwave quantum control & readout stack
  • Development of Python code to operate quantum systems
  • Detailed experimental characterization of superconducting qubits to quantify performance and identify limiting physical mechanisms
  • Perform quantum device calibrations, benchmarking, and run quantum algorithms
  • Presenting and publishing the research on an international stage

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(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – The Performance Assessment of a Novel Satellite Instrument to Measure Atmospheric Dynamics

  • You will deal with the instrument calibration in our laboratory on ground and the instrument performance verification in space
  • You will perform an intense in-orbit characterization of the stray light sensitivity of the instrument including hands-on mission planning
  • To this end, an existing prototype data processor to convert raw measurement data into calibrated radiance spectra, which was developed in a previous PhD thesis, must first be applied to real in-orbit measurements and be brought to an operational state
  • Next steps involve your applying of an inverse model to the measurement data to obtain spatially resolved temperature data of the atmosphere and analyzing these with respect to large scale variations of the observed temperatures caused by atmospheric waves

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(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Integrating Large-Scale Energy System Models into High Performance Computers

Large energy system models optimize the size, allocation and operation of components based on simplified assumptions and finite time steps. Currently, their maximum size and level of detail is limited by the capabilities of commercial solvers such as Gurobi and the computational resources. Therefore, the integration of energy system models into high performance computers is a crucial step to optimize Europe`s future energy system to a high level of detail.

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(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position – Quantum Control Theory for scalable semiconductor Quantum Computing architectures

  • Develop techniques to simulate and control the dynamics for increasing system complexities
  • Implement and optimize quantum operations and routings on a scalable shuttling semiconducting architecture with respect to practical circuit compilation
  • Cooperate and actively work with experimental partners developing quantum processors using this technological platform
  • Design and implement advanced optimization techniques for direct in-situ use in quantum dot experiments
  • Model and characterize major sources of environmental and coherent error stemming from material properties and spin-charge dynamics

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(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Multi-scale tomographic analysis of porous catalysts for hydrogen applications

Your ideas and work support the department Electrocatalytic Interface Engineering, headed by Prof. Simon Thiele, in the team Composite Membrane Analysis and Design, headed by Dr. Thomas Böhm. The department focuses on the production, analysis and simulation of functionally optimal structures in electrochemical systems from the nanometer scale to the micrometer scale, with a focus on tomographic analyses of porous materials. Your tasks in detail:

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(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Artificial Intelligence for Air Quality Forecasting

In this position, you will be an active part of our ESDE research group and take over responsibility for developing novel solutions to air quality forecasting with machine learning models. As a starting point of your thesis, you will extend and enhance our air quality forecasting tool MLAir ( https://gitlab.jsc.fz-juelich.de/esde/machine-learning/mlair ) so that it can be applied to a variety of air pollutants and in regions outside of central Europe. You shall also improve computational aspects of the model deployment and evaluation. During your PhD you will work togehter with a large and growing network of scientific AI experts from around the world. You will

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(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Characterization methods of PEM water electrolysis components

The electrocatalytic interface engineering department led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Simon Thiele focuses on synthesis, manufacturing, analysis and simulation of functional materials to find an optimum structure on small scales from the micrometer to the nanometer scale. The investigated materials and systems play an essential role in sustainable technologies like water- and CO2-electrolyzers, as well as in fuel cells. Your tasks in detail:

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(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Synthesis Automation

You will be part of the Novel Catalyst Design department, headed by Prof. Dr. Marc Ledendecker. The department focuses on the fabrication of metal-based, inorganic catalysts for the global energy transition. We use many different nanoparticles to fabricate highly active supported catalysts. This PhD thesis specifically focuses on automating the synthesis route of e.g. platinum based and iridium oxide based catalysts for acidic water splitting reaction as used in polymer electrolyte membrane units (e.g. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/aenm.202301450/ ). At the same time, you will have the opportunity to do your PhD at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) (incl. graduate school) and also to use the infrastructure of TUM. Your tasks in detail:

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(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position – Stochastic Predictive Optimization for the Electrical Grid

In response to the urgent demands posed by climate change in an increasingly global economy and in addition to the goal of reducing dependence on imported energy sources and raw materials, the European energy system is considering a shift from an energy system based on fossil fuels that relies on large power plants, to a dynamic, supply- and demand-driven approach, often organized in local energy communities where renewable energy is the main source.

The envisioned system exhibits a level of complexity related to the coordination of distributed renewable resources connected to the electrical grid and the stochastic behavior of consumption and generations, which introduce a high level of uncertainty. To counteract it, optimization methods that can make accurate predictions by compensating for stochastic effects are needed to achieve the goal of sustainability and maintain the stability of the energy system.

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(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Interfacial structures of LOHC molecules

  • X-ray reflectivity measurements at solid-liquid interfaces of solid surfaces and LOHC molecules
  • Design of cells for temperature-dependent X-ray reflectivity measurement
  • Analysis of X-ray reflectivity measurements with modern analytical methods
  • Electrochemical experiments with LOHC molecules
  • Publication and presentation of results in high-ranking and recognized journals as well as at national and international conferences
  • Collaboration with other research groups
  • Support in the preparation of third-party funding proposals
  • Support in establishing the institute

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(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – FAIR Data for Field Phenotyping – Developing a Data Model for Diverse Field Phenotyping Data

  • Should have an interest in working with existing data and shall have the ability to develop and implement concepts for novel and FAIR data structures based on existing field phenotyping data
  • Will work in the use case 5 of the FairAgro consortium (www.fairagro.de) and will develop in cooperation with other scientists of the consortium a novel data model for real world field phenotypic data
  • Having access to an already existing large data set of field data, which was acquired during the past years in the frame of the Excellence Cluster PhenoRob (www.phenorob.de)
  • Reviewing the data and aiming to develop different categories of data
  • Developing a meta-data model that is compliant with existing standards for phenotypic data and which shall be compliant with the FAIR data concepts
  • Will scientifically describe the data model and work with scientists of FairAgro to test and implement these concepts within the larger framework of FairAgro
  • Will scientifically publish the concepts behind the data model and will be in the lead of implementing the concept into the operational frame of FairAgro
  • Thus this PhD project has a basic research and applied dimension and will enable the candidate to develop his profile in this emerging discipline

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(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – System-level integrated circuit design and modeling for scalable quantum computing architectures

We are working on scalable electronic architectures based on semiconductor spin quantum bits (qubits) to make the vision of a universal quantum computer reality. For scaling up the number of qubits into the millions, it is crucial to move parts of the control electronics closer to the qubits. To achieve this, we design and implement cryogenic integrated circuits for qubit control and readout in state-of-the-art CMOS technologies. Since qubits are extremely sensitive and operate in temperatures at low millikelvin levels, the requirements on power consumption, noise and area are severe. For this reason, it is necessary to develop new and groundbreaking architectures and circuit topologies. Modeling electronics and their interfaces to qubits in this challenging environment is an essential part of this.

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(13) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Three-dimensional characterization of metal electrodes by X-ray tomography

In pursuit of better energy storage solutions, IEK-9 is researching novel battery systems such as metal-air utilizing environmentally friendly, cheap, abundant materials (e.g. Zinc or Iron). The leap to practical application of metal-air batteries won’t happen without deep understanding of the degradation processes occurring at different conditions and modes of operation. The failure mechanism of a cell is often manifested by changes in the morphology of active material. However, besides the anode, such a cell consists of electrolyte, cathode (membrane providing oxygen for reaction), current collector and separator. This makes the whole system more complex. Even a slight change to pH or molarity of electrolyte, might drastically alter its behavior, and up to now – there is no comprehensive study quantitatively linking the environmental variables (pH, molarity) with observed morphology and electrochemical information. It is caused by practical limitations of typical metallographic techniques such as destructive, time-consuming sample preparation and complexity of operando setup. Therefore, imaging techniques such as X-ray computed tomography (XCT), play an important role in providing statistical data necessary to evaluate such a system1. XCT is non-destructive, does not require sample preparation and is able to deliver 3D information in reasonable time if boosted by the machine learning (ML). This thesis will be a significant milestone on the way to practical application of metal-air batteries. Observation, via XCT, of the morphology of active material responding in operando to different variables (e.g. pH, molarity) will provide unique insight into the degradation processes taking place. Moreover, acquired imaging data, thanks to its good statistical power, can be used for quantification and to create the universal model incorporating all the variables affecting the performance of the system. Your tasks will include:

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(14) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Material Development for the Next-Generation Bioelectronics based on Conductive Protein Fibers

The PhD thesis project aims to develop novel nanobiotechnological approaches for the manipulation of conductive cable bacteria fibers with the goal of obtaining a new material for biodegradable electronic circuits. The core conductive structure of Cable Bacteria are the periplasmic protein fibers, for extraction of which the intact cable bacterium filaments should be treated chemically and mechanically. The extracted fibers will serve as the raw substance for the protein fibers-based material. The quality of the fibers’ extraction and reproducibility of the method should be evaluated using such methods as SEM, TEM, and AFM. On the next stage, the assembly of the fibers should be performed using the self-assembly, shear-coating, and other biochemical and mechanical approaches. Electrical and electrochemical characterizations will be conducted to evaluate the material performance.

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(15) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Membrane Electrode Assembly System for CO2 Reduction with Anion Exchange Membrane

The electrocatalytic interface engineering department led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Simon Thiele focuses on manufacturing, analysis, and simulation of functional materials to find an optimum structure on small scales from the micrometer to the nanometer scale. The investigated materials and systems play an essential role in sustainable technologies like water- and CO2-electrolyzers, as well as in fuel cells. Further information about the HI ERN and its research focus can be found on https://www.hi-ern.de ! Your tasks regarding the built-up and design of an efficient flow reactor for CO2 electrolysis in detail:

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(16) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Catalyst Development in the Department Chemical Hydrogen Storage

You will be part of the top-class scientific department “Chemical Hydrogen Storage” at the renowned HI ERN. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Peter Wasserscheid and Dr.-Ing. Michael Geißelbrecht, our department researches and develops a wide range of topics related to chemical hydrogen storage along the entire process chain. In particular, issues in the field of the LOHC technology are addressed across different scales. These topics include the development of tailor-made catalysts, the development and modeling of reactors, and the realization of demonstrators. The department is a world leader in the field of LOHC technology. Become part of this innovative research team!

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(17) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – CO2 Electrolysis and Real-Time Mass Spectrometry Monitoring

Organic Electrosynthesis has recently emerged as a powerful application for future sustainable chemical processes, Its selectivity and efficiency however rely on developing dedicated catalytic materials. Due to the poor time resolution of offline analytical methods, conventional try-and-error experiments are generally non-informative concerning monitoring electrode process transients and thus inapplicable for high-throughput experimentations, essential for the complexity of reaction parameters to optimize. You will be part of a team to advance and utilize a unique platform for online real-time analysis employing Mass Spectrometry for the investigation of selective and efficient chemical CO2 utilization in electrochemical processes.

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(18) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Understanding the solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) signal of tree canopies from remote sensing data

IBG-2 plays a globally leading role in retrieving and interpreting solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) measured with imaging and non-imaging sensors at different spatial scales (from leaf up to satellite observations) to monitor the dynamics in vegetation photosynthesis. In this context, the offered PhD position is embedded in a collaborative project together with partners from the German Aerospace Center (PBA) and Bonn University (RSRG). The main goal of the collaborative project is to derive leaf biochemical and canopy structural information from optical and LiDAR data and use this information in the 3D Discrete Anisotropic Radiative Transfer (DART) model to disentangle the functional (photosynthetic) and structural (architectural) contributions to forest canopy SIF derived from remote sensing observations.

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(19) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Exascale computing for quantum transport simulations

You will join our research team, the Simulation and Data Lab Quantum Materials, and carry out cutting-edge research to extend a scientific software (libNEGF) used to simulate quantum transport in nano-electronic devices. You will be part of a pan-European Center of Excellence (EoCoE) co-funded by the EU with the ultimate goal of advancing large scale “in silico” simulations with application to energy production and transport. You will play a key role in enhancing code scalability on European pre-exascale and future exascale systems (LUMI, LEONARDO, JUPITER, etc.), implementing novel parallel algorithms and ensuring the overall scalability of the code. Your responsibilities will involve algorithm development, parallel programming for distributed CPU and multi-GPU architectures and the building of an efficient interface bridging algorithms with implementation, and ultimately, the computing architectures. You will:

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(20) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Isotope-specific monitoring of atmosphere-ecosystem exchange of greenhouse gases

The work will be conducted in the BMBF project “Long-term high-frequency ISOtope-specific MONitoring of H2O, CO2, CH4 and N2O Exchange between Atmosphere and Ecosystems (ISOMONEAE)”, which is part of the Integrated Greenhouse Gas Monitoring System (ITMS) in Germany. The central aim of this project is to establish long-term isotope-specific monitoring of H2O, CO2, CH4 and N2O ecosystem-atmosphere exchange with high temporal resolution at an agricultural field site.

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(21) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Simulation-based development of high-voltage cathode materials for Na-ion batteries

Sodium-ion batteries are the most promising replacement for currently-used lithium-ion batteries owing to the lower price and availability of sodium salts, for which the resources are unlimited. The aim of this project is to find superior cathode materials for Na-ion batteries. The goal is to improve voltage and stability as well as ionic and electronic conductivity of cathodes. Ab initio-based approaches (such as DFT, AIMD, ab initio thermodynamics and kinetics) will be applied to perform a rapid and reliable screening of various compositions in the search for optimal ones, so that potentially high-performing cathode materials can be found without the need for expensive and time-consuming synthesis of many possible materials.

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(22) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD-position – Climate stress induced biogenic emissions and their impact on atmospheric composition

During your time as a PhD candidate you will:

  • Characterize and apply state-of-the-art chemical ionization mass spectrometry methods (proton transfer reaction and ammonium adduct time-of-flight mass spectrometry) for measuring biogenic volatile organic compounds and their oxidation products
  • Conduct experiments to quantify and characterize the emission and uptake of volatile organic compounds from/to relevant tree species under combined biotic and abiotic stressors in a plant chamber (SAPHIR-PLUS)
  • Study stress-VOC oxidation under various atmospheric conditions in the large state-of-the-art atmospheric oxidation chamber SAPHIR
  • Apply statistical methods (e.g., positive matrix factorization, cluster analysis) to identify emitted molecules that are specific to non-stressed or stressed conditions to be used as tracers in the field
  • Be involved in the preparation and realization of airborne, Zeppelin-based field measurements of volatile organic compound emissions over stressed forests
  • Present results at international conferences and publish them in peer-reviewed journals

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(23) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Scanning tunneling microscopy of exotic quantum phenomena in van der Waals heterostructures

We look for excellent candidates who are interested in experimental work on van der Waals heterostructures for the engineering and characterization of exotic superconducting phases. Heterostructures will be fabricated on-site and studied in our state-of-the-art scanning tunneling microscopes.

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(24) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Modeling and simulation of memristive devices for application in neuromorphic systems

The aim of this doctoral project is to develop physical simulation models for memristive devices. In particular, a compact model that describes the switching behavior of gradual switching VCM cells has to be developed. Based on the models, design rules for the usage of memristive components shall be concluded. Various commercial simulation tools and self developmed environments are available at the institute for this purpose. The work is being done as a part of a team of PhD students covering the range from atomistic calculations and modeling of compact models to circuit design.

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(25) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD Position – Towards proton-conducting ceramic electrolyzers (PCCELs) with enhanced durability

On European level, but also globally, green hydrogen production needs to be significantly increased to support industrial decarbonization. Currently, electrolysis technologies suffer from limitations in terms of cost, efficiency, stability, scalability, and recyclability. This is mainly due to the lack of understanding and identification of electrolyzer degradation mechanisms and improvement of current cell performance.
In the frame of a European project, the efficiency performance of electrolyzers is aimed to be increased by reducing the use of critical materials and extending the useful life of these systems. These goals will be achieved through combined modeling and experimental effort to identify and understand the degradation mechanisms on multiple scales aligned with harmonization protocols and made available through dedicated online data centers.

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(26) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD Position – Development of process diagnostic methods for suspension plasma spraying

You are working in a publicly funded collaborative project with a German university. The goal is the targeted improvement of the stability and efficiency of the suspension plasma spraying process by means of adapted diagnostic methods. The particular difficulty in adapting these methods for suspension plasma spraying lies in the high local and temporal resolution required, the separation of the individual plasmas, and the selection of the radiation from the droplets/particles. In addition, the deposition conditions will be investigated to identify mechanisms affecting the layer properties. The deposition efficiency is another important aspect.

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(27) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD position in AI – Advancing Science through Self-Supervised Learning

Your position will be between the Labs “Applied Machine Learning (ML)” and “AI and ML for Remote Sensing”. You will perform independent research on self-supervised learning with a focus on the application in satellite remote sensing, but with the perspective to apply the methods to different domains. In detail you will:

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(28) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD Position – Theory and Simulation of Electrocatalyst Materials for Water Electrolysis

Economically viable and environmentally friendly hydrogen-based energy technologies, such as fuel cells and electrolysers, are of enormous strategic importance. Efficiently catalyzing the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) remains key challenge for the wide-spread commercialization of water electrolysis technologies. Owing to its excellent catalytic activity and stability, iridium oxide is the state-of-the-art anode catalyst for the OER in proton-exchange membrane water electrolyzers (PEMWE), but the price and scarcity of iridium are matter of concern. Employing quantum-mechanical methods, the newly hired PhD candidate will simulate and predict properties of mixed metal oxides as electrocatalysts for the OER. Computational workflows will be developed for automated processing of compositional libraries for relevant classes of mixed oxides. Basic materials descriptors towards combined activity and stability will be identified. AI-powered data analytics and inverse design approaches will be employed to predict materials combinations for optimized performance as PEMWE anode electrocatalysts. Computer simulations will be performed on latest supercomputer resources of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC). The work will make an essential contribution to the German-Canadian Materials Acceleration Centre (GC-MAC, https://gcmac.de).

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(29) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD Position – Method development of cryogenic 4D-STEM imaging

At the ER-C-3, the Structural Biology department of the ER-C, we use a comprehensive electron microscopy approach to study the biological structures of membrane-associated protein complexes in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. In close cooperation with experts in the development of methodologies in 4D-STEM, new approaches for low-dose imaging at high contrast in cryo-EM are worked out both theoretically and experimentally. The research is embedded in the vibrant research consortium 4D-BioSTEM with the Müller-Caspary and Stahlberg groups from LMU Munich and EPFL Lausanne funded by an ERC Synergy Grant.

We are offering a PhD position dedicated to the advancement of cryo-STEM imaging methods at the interface of structural biology and material science electron microscopy at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Cryo-EM has become a very powerful method to visualize ice-embedded samples including purified proteins at close to atomic resolution. Single-particle cryo-EM as well as cryo-ET are based on conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM) exposures taken in underfocus. In this project, we aim to further develop the imaging capabilities based on 4D-STEM including differential phase contrast as well as ptychography in order to apply them to vitrified biological specimens.

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(30) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD Position – Algorithm-Circuit Codesign for Neuromorphic Computing with Memristors

We are looking for a doctoral researcher who will explore and implement hybrid CMOS-memristor spiking neural networks, exploiting optimal neural architectures (e.g. analyzing the complexity-and-performance tradeoff in different neuron models, dendritic compartments, etc.) in task-specific hardware designs, for both training and inference for identifying complex sequential patterns. The researcher will:

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(31) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD Position – Innovative monitoring solutions for modern energy grids

The growing demand for energy transformation to counter the effects of climate change and reduce dependence on imported energy sources and raw materials is driving the European energy system towards a dynamic, supply- and demand-driven approach, often organised in local energy communities with a high penetration of renewable resources. Maintaining an efficient, sustainable, and stable energy supply requires integrating various infrastructures, including electricity, gas, and heat sectors. However, the fluctuating availability of energy presents complex challenges for local energy communities.

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(32) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD Position – Structurally and microstructurally investigating mixed oxide (MOX) spent nuclear fuel materials under conditions relevant for geological disposal

  • Synthesis and characterization of ceramic uranium oxide-based nuclear fuel materials and model systems comparable to commercial grades
  • Application of microstructural and chemical analysis techniques from the macro- to nano-scale to assess corrosion mechanisms in fresh and irradiated light water reactor (LWR) and MOX fuels
  • Examining solid state chemical and physical processes that may affect stability (radionuclide release or retention) in MOX spent nuclear fuel materials and model systems
  • Application of state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facility techniques through requests for beamtime
  • Work within the nuclear laboratories of Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Juelich, Germany and the Belgium Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN), Mol, Belgium
  • Collaboration and information exchange with Transient project partners and members
  • Analyses and processing of diffraction and microstructural measurement data
  • Dissemination of results at scientific conferences and through peer reviewed publications

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(33) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title:  PhD position – Redox and radiochemistry of mixed oxide (MOX) spent nuclear fuel model system materials

  • Investigations of solid-state chemical and physical processes that affect stability in MOX spent nuclear fuel materials and model systems
  • Synthesis and characterization of ceramic uranium oxide (UO2) and MOX (U,Pu)O2 model system materials comparable to commercial grades
  • Preparation and synthesis of actinide nanoparticles as well as UO2 and MOX nanoparticle materials
  • Examining the redox chemistry of uranium and plutonium in UO2 and MOX, and the influence of fission product dopants (such as Tc) on the chemical, structural and physical processes of the fuels
  • Application of X-ray diffractions and spectroscopic analysis methods such as Raman and X-ray absorption spectroscopy, to investigate structural, redox and chemical changes to actinide model systems
  • Analyses and processing of diffraction, microstructural, and spectroscopic measurement data
  • Work within the nuclear laboratories of Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Juelich, Germany and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Dresden, Germany
  • Collaboration and information exchange with Transient project partners and members
  • Dissemination of results at scientific conferences and through peer reviewed publications

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About Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany –Official Website

Forschungszentrum Jülich  is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres and is one of the largest interdisciplinary research centres in Europe. It was founded on 11 December 1956 by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as a registered association, before it became “Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH” or Nuclear Research Centre Jülich in 1967. In 1990, the name of the association was changed to “Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH”. It has close collaborations with RWTH Aachen in the form of Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA).

 

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