IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 17 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused in the areas of materials for transport and materials for energy and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials. More information can be found at http://www.imdea.org/materials
Research activities will be focussed on the application of first principles simulations and machine learning algorithms to explore the influence of large elastic strains of the catalytic properties of metallic surfaces. The final goal is to develop a high-throughput methodology to design new metallic catalysts taking into account the effect of mechanical deformations.
Candidates should hold a PhD in Computational Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or related discipline with excellent academic credentials and a strong commitment to develop an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment. Fluent English (written and oral) and expertise in DFT is required while experience in Monte Carlo, cluster expansion and transition state theory will be valued.