The European Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network HORATES brings together 8 academic institutions, including universities and research centers, and 5 companies, from 6 EU countries. The network is supported by 5 more partners, including 2 companies. The mission of the HORATES network is to use the large expertise on all aspects of hybrid and organic thermoelectricsthat is available in the EU for (a) the strategic training of excellent young researchers in an emerging, interdisciplinary field and (b) the rational development of prototype energy harvesters, inspired by actual market demand.
This will happen by giving 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) exposure to a wide spectrum of expertise. In HORATES, we fuse the synthetic organic expertise with the expertise in processing and characterization to provide stable, high-performance materials and recipes for upscaling and device fabrication. Constant interaction at all stages with theory and multiscale modelling will guide the process. Crucial for the success the Programme is a multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial network, which will allow the ESR to genuinely discover and/or feed her/his attitude while having an impact on a relevant scientific and technological field. HORATES also has the mission of disseminating its scientific and technological achievements to a broad audience (scientific community, stakeholders, general public etc.).
The HORATES network is composed by: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (DE), Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IT), Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB (SE), Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientificas (ES), Linköpings Universitet (SE), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL), Technische Universität Chemnitz (DE), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR), University of Strasbourg (FR), Eurecat Centre Tecnològic (ES), Innovation Lab (DE) and Hot Disk AB (SE).
During the programme, exchange between private sector and academia is promoted by at least one secondment per ESR with the industrial partners and beneficiaries.
We are looking for 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to be appointed at the host organisations within HORATES.
ESR1 – University of Heidelberg (DE). Supervisor: M. Kemerink.
Topic: Model development and validation for hybrid and organic thermoelectric materials
ESR2 – University of Heidelberg (DE). Supervisor: J. Zaumseil.
Topic: Fabrication and characterization of hybrid thermoelectrics
ESR3 – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IT). Supervisor: M. Caironi.
Topic: Design, fabrication and characterization of stable and efficient micro organic thermoelectric generators (micro-OTEGs)
ESR4 – Chalmers Technical University (SW). Supervisor: C. Müller.
Topic: Processing and Doping of Polymer Thin Films and Bulk Materials
ESR5 – Chalmers Technical University (SW). Supervisor: C. Müller.
Topic: Synthesis and solution processing of p-type conjugated polymers
ESR6 & ESR7 – Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientificas (ES). Supervisors: M. Campoy-Quiles, S. Reparaz, R. Rurali.
Topics: Advanced characterization of the thermoelectric properties of organic systems & Theoretical studies of the thermal conductivity of doped polymeric films
ESR8 – Linköping University (SW). Supervisor: S. Fabiano and X. Crispin.
Topic: Development and characterization of novel organic thermoelectric materials
ESR9 – Linköping University (SW). Supervisor: I. Zozoulenko and X. Crispin.
Topic: Computational simulation and modelling of novel organic thermoelectric materials
ESR10 – University of Groningen (NL). Supervisor: J. A. Koster.
Topic: Electrical characterization and modelling of organic thermoelectric materials and devices
ESR11 – Chemnitz Technical University (DE). Supervisor: M. Sommer.
Topic: Design, large-scale synthesis and characterization of stable n-type OTE polymers
ESR12 – CNRS (FR). Supervisor: M. Brinkmann.
Topic: Orientation and Structural Control in doped Polymers thin films
ESR13 – Innovation Lab (DE). Supervisor: W. Kowalsky, C. Melzer.
Topic: Design, fabrication and characterization of OTEGs fabricated by scalable printing techniques.
ESR14 – Hot Disk AB (SW). Supervisor: B.M. Mihiretie, J. Gustavsson.
Topic: Novel methods for determination of thermal transport properties in organics
ESR15 – Eurecat (ES). Supervisor: A. Moya, P. Lacharmoise.
Topic: Design, fabrication and validation of electronics control unit integrated with OTEGs Link: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/583453