Postdoctoral Researcher - Development of Conductive Carbon Nanotube Networks
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation’s primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately in NREL’s Chemistry & Nanoscience Center to conduct research in the development of conductive carbon nanotube networks, and the application of these networks in electronic devices and energy harvesting technologies.
This candidate will work within a small research to focus on the development of conductive carbon nanotube networks, including strategies focused on optimal doping of such networks, characterization of the electrical transport properties within the networks, and the incorporation of the optimized material systems in novel energy harvesting devices/technologies. Primary duties involve (1) preparing and characterizing tailored semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube thin film samples, (2) measuring and optimizing their electrical transport properties using transistor-based architectures, and (3) developing prototype energy harvesting devices and characterizing their performance. The candidate is also expected to maintain a strong publication record.
Demonstrated skills and experience in working with solution-processable semiconductors and/or carbon nanotubes, as well as electrical device fabrication and transport measurements. A PhD in chemistry, physics, materials science, or related fields. Experience with sample preparation from liquid and vapor, and characterization techniques such as AFM, scanning Kelvin-probe microscopy, quantitative absorption, Raman, and electrical transport measurements.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.
A PhD in chemistry, physics, materials science, or related fields, with specific experience working with solution-processable semiconductors and/or carbon nanotubes, as well as electrical device fabrication and transport measurements.