“Plasmonic photocatalysis”

supervised by Dr. Alberto Naldoni


The Photoelectrochemical Division of the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials at Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) announce the opening of a new postdoctoral position in plasmonic catalysis for biomass conversion. The successful candidate will design, fabricate and functionalize plasmonic arrays of nanoantennas and test them for solar fuel generation and selective chemical transformations.

Required experience:

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields
Fabrication of plasmonic nanostructures arranged in periodic arrays or synthesized as nanocrystals
Photocatalysis for hydrogen evolution and/or sustainable chemicals
Experience in Computational Nanophotonics is not required, but will be positively considered


We offer a stimulating environment, attractive salary, and a unique opportunity to join research center with state of the art instrumentation including plasma-assisted deposition methods (HiPIMS, PECVD), cryoHRTEM, AFM, STM, FIB/SEM, SEM, SQUID, PPMS, XPS and advanced Raman spectroscopy, GDOES, in-field Mössbauer spectroscopy, NMR, fluorescence spectroscopy, scanning electrochemical microscopy, and full laboratory dedicated to photocatalysis, electrochemistry and photoelectrochemistry. The candidate will also have the possibility to access clean room facilities.

Formal requirements:

PhD or equivalent in any field of Chemistry, Nanophotonics, Electrical Engineering, good publication record, excellent oral and written English.

Research Fields:

Photocatalysis – Nanophotonics – Physical Chemistry

Career Stage:

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs. (Post-Doc)

Research Profiles:

Recognized Researcher (R2)

Comment/web site for additional job details:

Submit an application including a curriculum vitae and a list of publications to: alberto.naldoni@upol.cz. Screening of applicants will resume immediately. The successful candidate will receive a two-years appointment at Palacký University in Olomouc in the Czech Republic.