The appointee will work with Dr John Slattery and Professor Duncan Bruce, funded by an EPSRC grant. The project aims to understand how the gas-liquid interface of ionic liquids (ILs) is modified by mixing different ILs or using tailored additives. Changes in surface structure will be linked to performance in supported IL-phase (SILP) catalysis to develop more active, selective and/or long-lived catalysts. Work will involve synthesis and characterisation of highly pure ILs, determination of physical properties and investigations of surface structure by surface tension and neutron reflectivity and the investigation of catalysis through collaborations with world-leading experts.
The appointee will also work alongside a second postdoctoral researcher, in the groups of Professors McKendrick and Costen at Heriot-Watt University. They will develop new reactive-atom scattering experiments for studying the ILs prepared in York.
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Interview date: 25 September 2020
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