At the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS / IOCB Prague, we are looking for talented, independent, and highly motivated PhD students with an MSc. degree or equivalent in life sciences or related fields. We are offering more than 20 new exciting projects in organic and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, analytical, and physical chemistry.

  • Online registration deadline: 20 February 2023
  • Interview Day: 23 March 2023

Learn more and apply at https://www.uochb.cz/en/call-for-phd-applications

Stable radical cations and anions are unique molecules that have found numerous applications in photovoltaics, organic electronics, batteries, and catalysis. While electrochemical and redox preparation of radical ions has been studied in detail, little is known about their photochemistry.

The candidate will prepare radical ions based on triarylamines, hexaarylethanes, perylene diimides, and quinones and will study their photochemical stability and reactivity in perspective of the application in photoredox and hydrogen atom transfer catalysis. The candidate will use steady state and time-resolved spectroscopy of stable radical ions to elucidate the mechanisms of photochemical redox reactions.

University: Faculty of Chemical Technology, UCT Prague / Faculty of Science, Charles University
Field of study: Organic chemistry
Tutor: RNDr. Tomáš Slanina, Ph.D.
Group: Tomáš Slanina Group – Redox Photochemistry