A postdoc position pursuing research using first-principles and thermodynamics modeling of structure, reactivity, and transformations of (nano)materials in the environment is available in the research group of Prof. S. E. Mason at the University of Iowa. The project will contribute to The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology ( http://susnano.chem.wisc.edu/ ) and/or other funded research aimed at deriving structure-property relationships of redox-active materials and molecules. The position will provide opportunities to engage in collaborative research aimed at (i) advancing first-principles thermodynamics methodology, (ii) incorporating machine learning to derive reactivity descriptros, (iii) benchmarking electronic structure calculations on redox-active organic molecules.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.