eSCALED project is expected to generate breakthroughs in the development of artificial photosynthetic leaves as photoelectrochemical devices and educate highly trained researchers.
eSCALED offers 14 Early Stage Researcher positions for ground-breaking research on artificial photosynthesis and photoelectrochemical devices. Each PhD student works under the supervision of an international and interdisciplinary team of supervisors towards solving a specific challenge related to the project. In parallel, eSCALED will offer the young researchers an enhanced and comprehensive training, tailored workshops, a summer school, and lectures to facilitate sharing of knowledge, acquisition of new skills and career development.
Eurecat participates in the project through its Functional Printing and Embedded Devices Unit and Sustainability Unit. The Functional Printing and Embedded Devices Unit contributes with their experience on surface functionalization and nanostructuration, device design and engineering and in device printing processes. On the other hand, Eurecat’s Sustainability Unit is in charge of life cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate the environmental impact of the novel technologies.
The eSCALED project brings together for the first time 11 internationally recognized academic and industrial research groups. The project has an interdisciplinary scientific approach integrating the latest knowledge on (bio-)catalysis, photovoltaics, polymer chemistry and nanostructuration by self-assembly.