Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) has opening for a PhD Student in Advancing Operando X-Ray Imaging of Water in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells PEFC.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Advance PEFC electrochemical characterization capabilities of imaging setups
  • Design and test a X-Ray tomographic microscopy XTM compatible PEFC with metall based flow field plates
  • Identify suitable beam hardening artefact removal approaches
  • Explore machine learning based image segmentation
  • Study the influence of operating conditions and fuel cell components on the water distribution in the porous layers of the cell
  • Participate in industry collaboration projects
  • Publish results in well regarded journals


  • Applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Engineering Sciences, Physics, Computational Sciences or a related field and are acquainted with electrochemistry and/or X-Ray imaging methods.
  • Applicant must have experience in experimental work, computer-aided design CAD and image processing and you like to adapt your skills to a new interdisciplinary working environment.


Submit application online including addresses of referees as a PhD Student (index no. 5422-00).

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)
Country Switzerland
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Engineering Sciences, Physics, Computational Sciences
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 July 2020

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