Synthetic Inorganic Nano Chemist

  • Job Reference: 425087312-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: H2U Technologies, Inc.
  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Role

H2U Technologies aims to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy by making real the promise of a clean energy future powered by hydrogen. Our work drives innovation in green hydrogen across many industries including transportation, power generation, steel, chemicals, agriculture, and others.

To aid in the development of a scalable, cost-effective, green hydrogen future, H2U Technologies innovates best in class products and services with our pioneering electrocatalyst discovery technology combined with the manufacturing of a new generation of electrolyzers.
To build this clean future, H2U Technologies is seeking a passionate and experienced Synthetic Inorganic Nano-chemist as a key member of the catalyst development team. You will be working with the other team members of the High Throughput Experimentation team to develop synthetic techniques that can produce newly discovered non-precious metal catalysts at commercial scale.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Be proficient at inorganic nanoparticle synthesis, interpreting analytical data, able to rationalize results and develop future work plans based on results
  • Create large quantities of catalysts developed by other team members using wet chemistry techniques.
  • Maintain careful research records, reports, and other documents to meet technology dissemination and patent protection
  • Maintain skills/knowledge by reading literature, taking courses, and/or attending technical meetings
  • Assist with customer visits and attend technical meetings
Qualifications + Experience:

Education:
  • Ph.D. degree in Organometallic, Inorganic, or Materials Chemistry with 3+ years of relevant experience preferred
Experience:
  • Experienced in the preparation, purification, and characterization of nanoparticle and/or nanostructured electrocatalysts
  • Skilled in the art of standard inert chemistry techniques utilizing a glove box and/or Schlenk line
  • Skilled in design and execution of reaction/catalyst screening
  • Skilled in electrochemical characterization including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • High-throughput reaction evaluation/robotics
  • Knowledge of inorganic or organic chemistry, especially in chemical and solid-state analytical techniques
  • Experience with nanoparticle characterization techniques including electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction
  • Experience with electrochemical device integration or membrane electrode assembly
  • Experience in scientific computing is appreciated
  • Experience with LabView software set-up/installation for use with lab instrumentation.
About H2U
H2U Technologies is a unique company that is using electrocatalyst discovery technology combined with the manufacture of a new generation of electrolyzers to accelerate Green Hydrogen production. Our mission is to make real the promise of a clean energy future powered by hydrogen by driving innovation in clean energy from green hydrogen in power generation, transportation, energy, metals, chemicals, construction, and others that comprise the vast majority of carbon emitting industries.
Our company was co-founded by Motus Ventures and H2U Chief Science Advisor, Dr Nathan Lewis, the George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. Nate was the founding Director and Scientific Director of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at Caltech, where he was the Principal Investigator on the winning $122 Million award from the DOE for research and study of groundbreaking catalysts for clean hydrogen generation.
Current technology for creating hydrogen depends on rare, expensive precious metals as the catalysts for producing clean hydrogen and converting it to clean power. To deal with the limitations of those technologies, H2U electrocatalyst discovery is an unprecedented, proprietary, end-to-end ultrahigh throughput AI and data-driven process focused on discovery of new catalysts for generation of clean hydrogen and fuel cell power production. The process prepares, characterizes, and quantifies the catalytic activity of millions of compositions per month and then closes the loop with big data analysis and AI to refine/guide the search.
Similarly, current electrolyzer technology is complex and expensive. H2U's response is the Gramme 50 GS series PEM Electrolyzer, a novel and disruptive design, made to drive rapid and large-scale adoption of grid scale electrolysis.
We offer the opportunity to help shape the future of clean energy in a dynamic hydrogen startup, a lot of responsibility, creative freedom, flat hierarchies and great colleagues. If you are as excited about Green Hydrogen as we are, joining our team could be something for you!