Solar Fuels Network Newsletter - Issue 21, May 2019
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Solar Fuels Network Newsletter

Issue 22, September 2019


Dr Annika Eisenschmidt, SFN Project Manager

Welcome to the 22nd issue of the SFN newsletter! We have some exciting updates we would like to share with you today! First, for the joint meeting between SuperSolar and Solar Fuels Network in London, 10th December 2019, we now have a general outline and confirmed invited speakers! (link to section)
The SFN now has a RSS feed, so if you want to stay updated and don’t want to wait for the next newsletter to browse for job opportunities, just follow us on RSS (link to section)! Moreover, we also updated our privacy statement to inform you about the usage of your data (link to section). In upcoming newsletters, we would like to introduce a section called “Spotlight” in which we highlight one institution or group. If you could well imagine to be in the spotlight and advertise the exciting research you are doing or the facilities you have at hand, please do get in touch (link to section).
In your final BSc year and thinking about doing a PhD - please have a look at the advertisement from NanoDTC and the ReisnerLab in Cambridge (link to section)! PhD on the jobhunt? In Calgary there are a few PostDoc positions available in which the question “Can Efficient, Cost Effective CO2 Reduction Catalysts be Developed?” is addressed! If that sounds interesting to you, check out our job section. And last but not least, we would like to highlight the upcoming conferences in the field of solar fuels, so you can plan ahead (link to section)!
Joint SuperSolar Hub and Solar Fuels Network meeting, London, 10th December 2019
organised by Junwang Tang and Michael Walls

On the 10th of December (9.30-17.00), we will hold our second joint meeting of the SFN community with the SuperSolar Hub in London, hosted by Junwang Tang and Michael Walls. The workshop will take place in the Main Chemistry Lecture Theatre at South Kensington Campus (ICL).  This one-day event will bring together both communities and allow us to get an overview on recent advances as well as current developments in the field and for that we are delighted to announce that James Durrant (ICL) as well as Laurie Peter (University of Bath) will be joining the meeting as invited speakers!
For more information about the meeting, the abstract template and the link to the registration, please visit the conference page on SFN. The registration deadline for oral as well as poster presentations is on the 4th of November 2019, so better get registered as soon as possible (link to registration form).

Solar Fuels News

You can follow us via RSS feed now!
If you want to check for new job advertisements or get to know what is new even quicker, you can now just follow us via RSS feed! Just go to our website (, scroll to the bottom of the page and press on the RSS symbol. You will thereby get the link you need to incorporate our news in your feedreader!
Privacy statement on website
Following EU legislation, we now have a section included in our website that explains which data we store of you, the SFN members, and how long we keep the data. Please have a look and contact us in case you have any questions (link to

Spotlight invitation
In upcoming SFN newsletters, we would like to introduce a section in which a group or institution can be placed the spotlight. What does this mean? It could, for example, include the presentation of you doing the work, showcasing your latest scientific developments or you could use this as a chance to highlight new equipment in your Department. This allows the newsletter readers to stay up to date with new and exciting work in thecommunity, while giving research groups the chance to advertise their institution.

PhD and PostDoc positions available!
Research Fellow in Membrane Protein Biotechnology
Post Doc position available on the stabilisation and bioelectrochemistry of membrane-bound hydrogenase at University of Leeds. This BBSRC-funded project is a collaboration between the University of Leeds and colleagues at the Technical University of Berlin and Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany. You will be based in a multidisciplinary biophysics research team, supervised by Prof. Lars Jeuken, within the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Leeds, and by Dr. Paul Beales in the School of Chemistry. For more information, please click HERE Deadline: 21st October 2019.

The EPSRC CDT in Sustainable and Functional Nano (NanoDTC) at the University of Cambridge invites applications from top-class independent-thinking students for its multidisciplinary MRes + PhD programme in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, for an Oct 2020 start. Apply by the 3rd of Dec 2019 to be considered in our first round of admission. For more information click HERE.

PhD in Solar Chemicals

A PhD studentship in the Reisner Laboratory at the University of Cambridge will become available for a start in Oct 2020 in a multinational and collaborative project on the synthesis of solar chemicals. More information about the position and application procedures will be posted on the research group's website soon. Deadline for applications is expected to be the 3rd of Dec 2019.
PostDoc positions in CO2 reduction catalysis
At the University of Calgary, a few positions for PostDoctoral Researchers are available.The successful candidates will work within a multidisciplinary team of synthetic chemists, electrochemists, surface scientists and engineers consisting of 5-7 PI’s, 5 PDFs and a similar number of graduate students. The primary aim will be to develop new, selective CO2 conversion catalysts supported on novel conducting materials. While initially CO has been targeted as a product, other potential fuels will also be within scope. The appointments will be for 2 years with a $55,000/year salary (CND dollars); the positions also come with sufficient research support to be managed by the candidate in consultation with the PI members of the team. In addition, the candidates will be required to work within a team environment and so excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers is a must. As PDF team members, strong leadership in project management is also expected. For more information, please click HERE Deadline: 1st January 2020.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Solar Fuels Themed Event

  • Nature Conferences - SolarFuels 
          Wuhan, China, 12-14th October, 2019  Click HERE to learn more.
  • 3rd International Solar Fuels Conference ISF-3/ ICARP
    Hiroshima, November 20th-24th, 2019  Click HERE to learn more.
  • Joint SFN and SuperSolar Hub meeting
    London, 10th December 2019, London  Click HERE to learn more
  • Gordon Research Conference and Research Seminar on Renewable Energy, Solar Fuels
    Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, May 3rd – 8th, and May 2nd – 3rd, 2020

    Click HERE to learn more
  • Save the date:
    • 8th SFN symposium, April 2nd –3rd, 2020, Liverpool
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