The Department of Chemistry has an immediate opening for one postdoctoral researcher position to work in the Department of Energy-sponsored project at North Carolina A&T State University.
The successful candidate will carry out research on the synthesis of porous Mxenes and its application in energy conversion. This project focuses on a detailed understanding of the correlation between synthesis and processing routes, structure, structural defects, and properties of 2D MXenes with an intention to use this understanding to guide the selection of the best material for energy storage technology.
The unique architecture of this designed structure enables the efficient use of layered materials for charge storage due to the facilitated transport of both electrolyte ions and electrons, thus providing a better supercapacitor performance.
The porous structure provides more accessible reactive sites in the capacitive process because of the enhanced surface-to-volume ratio and/or enlarged effective surface area per unit mass, leading to a higher energy density y.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral Research University dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement.
The College of Science and Technology enrolls 2184 students. It is a national leader that serves and engages the citizens of the state of North Carolina, the nation, and the world through preeminence in science and technology education, research, discovery, and innovation.
The College houses the departments of Applied Engineering Technology, Biology, Built Environment, Chemistry, Computer Systems Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, and the Ph.D. Program of Applied Science Technology. The College is experiencing substantial growth in enrollment, faculty size, curricula, and research.
The Department of Chemistry's primary function is teaching, research and service to students and the larger community. The Department is currently operating with 16 full-time tenure track faculty to support teaching and research needs of the undergraduate and graduate students.
The Undergraduate Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Chemistry Education), Master of Science in Chemistry, and a concentration in Chemistry under the College's PhD Program in Applied Science Technology.
Internal job number: 007526
The selected postdoctoral scholar must have recently earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related fields.
Experience in working on electrochemistry.
Knowledge of materials synthesis and characterization (SEM, TEM, XPS, BET, XRD, etc)
Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!