PhD Position in Development of Low-temperature CO2 Sorbents for Direct Air Capture

ETH Zurich


PhD Position in Development of Low-temperature CO2 Sorbents for Direct Air Capture 

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The research group of Prof. Müller is looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong interest in material development and characterization, structure-property relationships to yield highly effective, low-temperature CO2 sorbents for direct air capture. This research will be performed in close collaboration with the Mezzenga group at ETH Zürich.
The positions are available from February 2023 onwards.

Job description

You will work closely with other PhD students, postdocs and collaborators of the Laboratory of Energy Science and Engineering. The work will focus on the development of low-temperature CO2 sorbents for direct air capture.

Your profile

  • You are expected to have a Master’s degree in Chemistry, Material Science or Chemical Engineering.
  • Experience in the field of material synthesis (e.g. amine functionalization of solids, MOFs, etc.), material characterization and/or CO2 sorbents for direct air capture is a plus.
  • We are looking for motivated, committed, creative individuals able to work in a team and with excellent communication skills.

We offer

You will work in a top-level research environment with advanced laboratory infrastructure. Furthermore, you will have a unique opportunity to develop your research abilities. 

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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two recommendation letters

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
Questions regarding these positions should be directed to Prof. Müller by email at

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