TOPIC: The increased use of conventional energy sources such as gas, petrol, and carbon has led to an alarming increase in global temperature, subsequently leading to climate change. In recent decades, considerable efforts have been made to develop new and more efficient alternative energies. COOLed will explore the development of an innovative battery-free technology to generate electricity using cold space in any place and at any time. COOLed proposes the powering of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in smart cities.

A PhD position is available at the “Functional Nanoscale Devices for Energy (FINDER) Group” of the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IMN-CSIC).

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a degree in physics, chemistry, material science, or engineering with master’s degree who are interested in completing a PhD thesis in our group. The research will be focused on the development of an efficient radiative cooler devices by the nanostructuration of polymer materials. The project has been recently awarded €2M by the European Research Council. It is crucial to have good English abilities and personal skills. Additional requirements are previous expertise on materials nanostructuration, characterization techniques, and/or polymer infiltration.

For further information, please see: Interested applicants should send a full CV, a motivation letter, and the Degree’s marks to