Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS
National Science Centre
Project title, type and project number
Metal containing polymers for electrocatalysis and electrochemical sensing, OPUS 15 Project No. 2018/29/B/ST5/02335, 74/2021
Piyush Sindhu Sharma, PhD, hab.
Metal-containing polymers are obtained by the incorporation of transition metals into network forming polymer chains, either as main chain constituents or included in side groups. Despite the fact that many functional materials based on metal containing polymers have been reported for development of heterogeneous catalyst, the fundamental knowledge and development of new polymerization techniques with suitable metal containing polymers are still primary concerns.
In the proposed project, we propose the replacement of most commonly used block polymer based catalysts with metal containing conducting polymers, which can provide more efficient electrocatalysis. Moreover, conducting polymers based matrix will be beneficial for the electrochemical immobilization of these metal catalysts on any conducting surface. The goal of current project is to electrochemically synthesize different heterogeneous catalysts based on metal-containing polymers. In the current project careful tuning of chemical structure of metal-containing polymers will be performed to improve their properties in such a way that they will show electrocatalysis and sensing properties.
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
Position in the project
student – scholarship position
1200 PLN per month
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
We offer 1200 PLN per month stipend financed from the NCN OPUS 15 Project No. 2018/29/B/ST5/02335. The stipend is for 9 months.
Possibility of publication of research papers in recognized international journals. Possibility of preparing an M. Sc. thesis.
Career development prospects at IPC PAS
The successful candidate will be part of an experienced, multi-disciplinary team and will have an opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge in chemistry and physics, especially in electrochemistry and nanochemistry.
There is a possibility to take advantage of all programs in the IPC PAS, including Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition and Mobility of Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition. The Institute provides an opportunity to participate in ERASMUS+ program.
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Scientific profile of a candidate
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Key assessment criteria
The Commission will take into account the following criteria:
How to Apply: Send application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org;
IMPORTANT: email title “Recruitment 74/2021”; (emails without this number will be not considered!)
The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS https://ichf.edu.pl/files/csr/ipc-procedures.pdf and with the NCN regulations: „Regulamin przyznawania stypendiów naukowych w projektach badawczych finansowanych ze środków narodowego centrum nauki"
Additional information would be provided by email email@example.com, Contact Person: Dr. hab. Piyush Sindhu Sharma
Planned online interviews: 21.01.2022
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.