04/04/2022
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Applied Physics.

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    30/09/2022 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    HE / MSCA
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Granada
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    International Research Projects Office
  • DEPARTMENT
    Promotion and Advisory Unit
  • LABORATORY
    NA

Professors Silvia Ahualli Yapur and Guillermo Iglesias Salto, from the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) in 2022 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (for more information about the 2022 call, please consult: http://sl.ugr.es/0cmA).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR) was founded in 1531 and is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6,000 members of staff, the UGR offers over 70 undergraduate degrees, 100 master’s degrees (9 of which are international double degrees) and 28 doctoral programmes via its 127 departments and 22 centers. Accordingly, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the institution’s commitment to continuously improving its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also internationally renowned for its excellence in diverse research fields and ranked among the top Spanish universities in a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, and international funding.

The UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The 2021 edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the second highest ranked university in Spain (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmF), reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. The UGR stands out in the specialties of Library & Information Science (position 36); Food Science & Technology (39) and Hospitality & Tourism Management (51-75), according to the latest edition of this prestigious ranking by specialties (http://sl.ugr.es/0bSp). A little lower in the ranking, the UGR also stands out in Mathematics (76-100) and Mining & Mineral Engineering (76-100).

Additionally, the UGR has 7 researchers who are at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmD), most of these related to the area of Computer Science. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 54th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

Internationally, the University of Granada is firmly committed to its participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained for FP7 a total of 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 119 projects with a total funding of around 29.233 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:

The research activities of the group have focused on different lines, always regarding the physical properties of the solid/liquid interface and their implications in the characteristics of dispersed systems and their engineering applications. Additionally, the group has also tried to transfer their knowledge to industrial partners

Project description:

Our main focus has been on the “Ion transport in nanostructures. applications to water desalination project. Specifically in two aspects: Fundamental and implementation. These applications are related with:

1. Renewable Energy Application. The challenge is to introduce innovations in the method used and any possible new method by using and testing new materials. The possibility will be explored that surface chemical treatment by charged polymer coatings may contribute to reduce the losses and increase the efficiency of the system..

2. Desalination processes. Based on the use of active carbon (as “electrode”) with surface chemical treatment by charged polymer coatings appear a promising and low-cost technique to be implemented.

The studies performed to this moment are based on activated carbon electrodes. Although some advances have been reported, the efficiency remains lower than that obtained with other renewable sources. For this reason, the challenge is now to introduce innovations in the method be using new materials, making it possible to achieve a qualitative advance in the power available. The possibility will be explored that surface chemical treatment by charged polymer coatings may contribute to reduce the losses and increase the efficiency of the system. Like in other fields, the advances in Capmix techniques will come from the use of controlled or hierarchical porosity or from materials with high conductivity and specific capacitance

Research Area:

  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)
  • Life Sciences (LIFE)
  • Physics (PHY)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professors Silvia Ahualli Yapur and Guillermo Iglesias Salto: (sahualli@ugr.es); (iglesias@ugr.es).

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

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