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Spectro-electrochemical Studies on Kinetics/Mechanisms for Reactions in Energy Conversion Devices


Sensors Electron Devices Directorate-FFP, Electrochemistry and Energy Sciences - FFP

RO# Location
AA.31.09.B8116 Adelphi, MD 207831197


Name E-mail Phone
Ren, Xiaoming 301.394.0379


This position involves combining spectroscopic methods (FTIR and Raman) with electrochemical methods to study electrode kinetics and mechanisms for electrochemical reactions involved in energy conversion devices, such as fuel cells, alternative fuel generation, and energy storage. Bond vibration spectrum offers identification of the reaction intermediates attached on the electrode surface and in the vicinity solution. A wide range of knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary fields covering electrochemistry, nano-sized electrocatalyst, and characterization techniques will be required for a successful candidate.



Ren X, e t al: ACS Applied Materials & Interface (2014).

He Q, Yang X, Ren X, et al: Journal of Power Sources 196: 7404-7410, 2011


Electrocatalysis; Plasmon enhancement; IR spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; Nanomaterial; Electrochemistry; Fuel cells; Energy conversion; Renewable fuel;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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