Functionalized Mofs For The Photoelectroreduction Of Co2 And Oxidation Of Water

Universities and Institutes of France


December 25, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Collège de France
  • Research Field: Chemistry › Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3)
  • Application Deadline: 25/12/2021 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › PARIS
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 03/01/2022
  • Objectives: In the very active field of CO2 reduction into valuable chemicals, semiconductors, molecular complexes and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) - or their combinations - have been particularly considered for the photochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR). In the last five years, our team has focused research efforts on MOF-based systems for photocatalytic applications. On the one hand, we have combined a cobalt-polyoxometalate catalyst and the photosensitive porphyrinic MOF-545 to provide the first noble metal-free heterogeneous photocatalyst for water oxidation: the Co-POM@MOF-545 composite possesses remarkable water oxidation activities and recyclability under visible light illumination ( J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018 , 140, 3613; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces , 2019 , 11, 47837-47845). On the other hand, our group has also developped MOF-based materials towards CO2RR using targeted functionalization strategies of porous solids ( ChemSusChem 2015 , 8, 603-608; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020 , 59, 5116-5122, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020 , 142, 20, 9428-9438). The post-doc position will build on the above recent achievement of our team on metal-organic frameworks functionalized for CO2 reduction and water oxidation. Our ambition is to bring the above MOF-545-based catalysts into the realm of photoelectrocatalytic reduction of CO2 and oxidation of water, making use of our optimized MOF-545-based catalysts, while optimizing the electrodes preparation.

    Potential Candidates should have a PhD in electrochemistry and a strong background in materials science and catalysis:

  • Expertise in electrochemistry and electrocatalysis, know-how in deposition methods and electrode preparation
  • Expertise in electrocatalysis is mandatory
  • Background in MOF chemistry is highly desirable
  • Experien ce in photoelectrocatalysis would appreciated
  • Excellent publication record
  • Personal Skills

  • Autonomy and overall lab in-charge involvement,
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively to progress a research project
  • Demonstrated ability to organize own workload
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Clear and fluent report writing and oral communication
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership and responsibility for projects
  • management of students, ability to supervise and train early stage researchers
  • Applications: Cover letter, detailed CV and contact information for three references should be sent to Dr. Caroline Mellot-Draznieks (caroline-mellot- ). Interviews will be proposed on reception of these required documents.

    Required Research Experiences
  • Chemistry

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    Offer Requirements
  • Chemistry: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent

    Specific Requirements Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Collège de France
  • Department: Institute of Chemistry - Laboratoire de Chimie des Processus Biologiques
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: // www. biologiques/index.htm
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  • Country: France
  • City: PARIS
  • Postal Code: 75005
  • Street: 11 place Marcelin Berthelot
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