• Funded PhD position in CO2 capture and conversion.

The project

CO2 capture and utilization technologies are the current trend for cutting-edge technologies. This Project will focus on the development of an innovative CO2 system with new way of heating combined with conversion of CO2 into valuable products in new conversion routes. Therefore, a good background with process control is desirable as the set-up will be installed from scratch.

The synthesis of new multifunctional materials for CO2 capture will be studied, so different stays in international universities will be arranged.

This project will be funded in terms of equipment, consumables, networking, publications and conferences.

Applicant’s profile

The successful candidate will be based at IQS-School of Engineering, an internationally renowned research institution in the field of Chemical Engineering. IQS-SE is based in the great city of Barcelona with its vibrant atmosphere and amazing opportunities for international students.

Candidates should hold a good undergraduate degree (first or upper second-class honours degree) and a MSc degree in a relevant engineering/science subject, such as Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Process Engineering... Previous laboratory or field experience would be desirable but is not essential. We are looking for a PhD candidate to work in this project with a Master in Chemical Engineering or related with a strong background in heterogeneous catalysis, separation processes carbon capture, sustainability, reactor engineering and renewable energies.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (minimum B2).
Candidates will be asked to undergo an assessment process including a test and interview.


Applicants should submit an application including:

  • An upload of your CV
  • Covering letter
  • Two academic or industrial references
  • Current academic transcripts

All the documents have to be sent to Dr Javier Fernández to be considered for the selection process (javier.fernandez@iqs.url.edu)