Post-doc: Novel, Integrated Ni-Fe Battery & Electrolyser Concept

Department/faculty: Applied Sciences
Level: PhD degree
Working hours: 38 hours per week
Contract: 2 years
Salary: €3068 to €4028

Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft, with around 550 scientists, a support staff of 250 and 1,800 students. The faculty conducts fundamental, application-oriented research and offers scientific education at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The faculty is active in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Applied Physics.

The mission of the Department of Chemical Engineering is to generate knowledge and educate people in the area of nanochemical engineering to improve the quality of life for a sustainable society, focusing on energy, water, health, and the environment.

Within the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the section Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (MECS) develops new materials for sustainable energy applications. Current research activities include novel material and device fabrication and characterisation for electrochemical energy storage and conversion, electrocatalysis, hydrogen production and storage, hydrogen sensors, batteries and materials for CO2 capture and use.

Job description

The post-doctoral researcher will work in a team on a novel energy storage and conversion solution that was recently published by our group (Energy & Environmental Science, DOI: 10.1039/c6ee02923j ). The topic concerns an integrated Ni-Fe battery and electrolyser device that reaches high efficiency, switchability, and energy density using only abundant elements. The research to be performed concerns experimental work for reaching towards an optimal device layout, operating conditions, electrode materials, and electrocatalysis. The post-doc will have the ability to work on experimental approaches, experimental setups, and the conceptual and theoretical framework, which will include modelling efforts as well. The work is performed in a project funded by TTW (part of the Dutch Science Foundation NWO) and in collaboration with a User Committee consisting of several industrial partners.


We seek a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher with a PhD and track-record in a relevant area in electrochemistry or physics. The successful candidate will have a hands-on mentality and will successfully collaborate in a team with PhD students and staff.

Conditions of employment

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers child care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Prof.dr. F.M. Mulder, phone: +31 (0)15-2785037, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 31 May 2017 to Ms. Heleen van Rooijen,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWCE17-016.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Applied Sciences
PhD degree
Working hours
2 years
€3068 to €4028

Closing date
May 31, 2017
Vacancy nr.


For more information about this job, please contact Prof.dr. F.M. Mulder, Professor.

T +31 (0)15-2785037

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Heleen van Rooijen/ChemE.