PhD Admission Opportunity in Canada, Toronto Metropolitan University PhD Admission

Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications from the highly talented candidates for its three PhD Positions

PhD Admission

PhD Admission: Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications from the highly talented candidates for its three PhD Positions - Hydrogen Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer MEA Recycling. 

Keywords : Electrochemical Engineering, Fuel Cells, Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA), Recycling

Start Date : September 2024 (Domestic), January 2025 (International)

Term : Up to 4 years

Salary : within the range typically offered to graduate students at TMU

Application Deadline : June 1, 2024

Details : Dr. ChungHyuk Lee is seeking three (3) talented and highly motivated PhD students to join his team, the Fluids and Electrochemical Engineering Laboratory ( at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), starting January 2025. The successful candidate will study and develop novel experimental approaches for recycling precious group metals from end- of-life fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies and catalytic converters.

The following list summarizes the requirements, expectations, and desired experiences:

1) The applicant has completed or is close to completion of their Master's degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, material science, mechanical engineering, or any related discipline.

2) The applicant is experienced in designing and performing experiments in a laboratory setting, preferably related to electrochemical engineering (e.g., electrochemical characterization techniques, and synthesizing materials for fuel cells or related systems).

3) The applicant is strongly motivated to address challenges related to climate change and sustainability.

4) The applicant is capable of solving problems independently and is an excellent communicator (oral and technical writing).

Application process : Interested applicants should contact to apply for the position, with a single PDF file attached that includes (1) one-page cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, and (3) the names and contact information of two referees. The email subject line should start with [PHD-FEEL-TMU]. Review will immediately commence. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion : TMU welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

TMU: TMU ( is located at the heart of downtown Toronto, and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science is ranked 5th in Canada for engineering research citation impact by US News & World Report (2018). At the intersection of mind and action, TMU is on a transformative path to become Canada's leading comprehensive innovation university.