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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Matteo Cargnello

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Cargnello, Matteo
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Alberto Salleo
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Chemical Engineering
Materials Sci & Engineering
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
2 years with potential for renewal
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Send the required application materials directly to Matteo Cargnello ( by March 31, 2022. Formal interviews will commence after this deadline. Applications will however be reviewed afterwards if the position has not been filled until a suitable candidate is found.

Joint Post-Doctoral Scholar Opportunity at Stanford University in Chemical Engineering and in Materials Science and Engineering
The groups of Prof. Matteo Cargnello in the Department of Chemical Engineering and of Prof. Alberto Salleo in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University are looking for a post-doctoral scholar to participate in a project related to the development of a sustainable formulation of concrete that leads to crucial reductions in the emission of greenhouse gases during its production.
The research will bridge fundamental scientific inquiry and industrially-relevant systems, and will require the characterization of micro- and nanomaterials, the development of structure-function relationship studies, and the synthesis and characterization of novel materials. The research involves partnership with a third research group at Stanford University led by Prof. Tiziana Vanorio (Department of Geophysics) as part of a project funded by the Precourt Institute for Energy. The scholar is expected to take advantage of resources in all the three groups through a shared mentorship to foster collaboration and creativity. Additionally, tools and techniques at SLAC can be leveraged for this research project.
We are committed to creating a diverse environment. Candidates that will contribute to diversity and with diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The candidate is expected to have received her/his Ph.D in either Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, or related fields.
  • She/He needs to have strong foundations in synthesis, nanostructured materials, and spectroscopic and structural characterization techniques, with demonstrated combination of experimental skills enabled by penetrating theoretical insights.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Research interest(s)
  • Contact information of their references (no letters at this stage are needed)


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.