The Surface Chemical Dynamics group in the Chemistry Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment under the direction of Nick Camillone (nicholas(a)bnl.gov). The successful applicant will work to identify and elucidate mechanisms and energy transfer timescales in photon-driven chemical transformations at single crystal and nanoparticle surfaces. The dependence of the dynamics upon surface structure and nanoparticle size is of particular interest. The research targets understanding the molecular dynamics relevant to energy-related catalysis. Specific experiments include time-resolved measurements of desorption and reaction of small molecules initiated by amplified femtosecond laser pulses.
Requires a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or a related field. The qualified candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics or a related field. Applicants with demonstrated expertise in the application of ultrafast laser techniques to chemical physics problems will be strongly preferred. Experience in UHV surface science and/or preparation of supported metal nanoparticles are also preferred, but not required.
BNL policy states that research associate appointments may be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years. BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.
"Electronic charging of metal compound clusters: size-selected MoxSy clusters supported on an ultrathin alumina film on NiAl(110)," J. Zhou, J. Zhou, N. Camillone III, M.G. White, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 8105 (2012).
"Two-color ultrafast photoexcited scanning tunneling microscopy," A. Dolocan, D.P. Acharya, P. Zahl, P. Sutter, N. Camillone III, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 10033 (2011).
"Efficient subpicosecond photoinduced surface chemistry: The ultrafast photooxidation of CO on palladium," P. Szymanski, A.L. Harris, N. Camillone III, J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 15802 (2008).
"Temperature-dependent femtosecond photoinduced desorption in CO/Pd(111)," P. Szymanski, A.L. Harris, N. Camillone III, J. Phys. Chem. A, 111, 12524 (2007).
"Adsorption-state-dependent subpicosecond photoinduced desorption dynamics," P. Szymanski, A.L. Harris, N. Camillone III, J. Chem. Phys., 126, 214709 (2007).