PhD Position at Skulason´s Research Group, Iceland

Deadline: 29 February 2012
Open to:  Applicants with background in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or related fields
Remuneration: Provided


The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.

Positions for students (Ph.D. and M.S.) and/or post-docs at the University of Iceland in a group of Theoretical and Computational Physical Chemistry, funded by the Icelandic Research Fund are now open. Positions are available for applicants with background in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or related fields.
The projects involve long time scale simulations and density functional theory calculations on “Electrochemical production of fertilizer and green fuel”. See references below

  • “A theoretical evaluation of possible transition metal electro-catalyst for N2 reduction”, E. Skúlason, T. Bligaard, S. Gudmundsdóttir, F. Studt, J. Rossmeisl, F. Abild- Pedersen, T. Vegge, H. Jónsson, and J.K. Nørskov, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 (2012) 1235
  • “Efficient Sampling of Saddle Points with the Minimum-Mode Following Method”
    A. Pedersen, S. Hafstein and H. Jónsson
    SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 32 (2011) 633
  • “Modeling the electrochemical hydrogen oxidation and evolution reactions on the basis of density functional theory calculations”,
    E. Skúlason, V. Tripkovic, M. Björketun, S. Gudmundsdóttir, G.S. Karlberg, J. Rossmeisl, T. Bligaard, H. Jónsson and J.K. Nørskov, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 (2010) 18182


The PhD Positions are open for applicants with background in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or related fields.


Applications including CV and letter(s) of recommendation should be sent to [email protected]

For more information, please, visit The Official Website.

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