Double metal halide perovskites, such as Cs2AgBiBr6 (CABB), have recently emerged as non-toxic alternative to lead based perovskites for optoelectronic applications. CABB was recently recognized for its photocatalytic activity in dye degradation and CO2 reduction reactions. However, the full potential of CABB as a photocatalyst has yet to be explored.
In this project, you will investigate the photocatalytic activity of CABB in the degradation of various air pollutants. The project will consist of a combination of synthesis and characterization of photocatalytic performance. In addition, you will use advanced spectroscopic techniques, such as transient absorption spectroscopy, to investigate the relationship between the charge transfer properties and the photocatalytic activity of CABB.
You are an enthusiastic, highly motivated researcher holding a PhD in a relevant area of Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering, preferably with experience in the field of (photo-)catalysis.
About the organization
You will be embedded in the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC), a research center that focuses on finding novel chemical building blocks for sustainable energy applications. ARC CBBC is a partnership between several universities, including Utrecht University, and industrial partners, making it a highly collaborative work environment.