Strategic developments of mesoporous materials by exploring new methods: green
synthesis of nanomaterials with target properties.
The student will be in charge of the development of new methodologies for the
synthesis of new porous support and optimization of active phase composition.
Particular attention will be paid on the preparation of porous Al2O3, SiO2 and
mixed Al2O3-SiO2 oxides supports and study their impact on the sulfide phase
with emphasis on their structure and morphology will be the main part of the
This project aims to design a heterogeneous catalyst by developing a new
porous support and optimization of active phase composition. The active
catalysts will be used in the Water Gas Shift (WGS) reaction in the presence
of sulfur containing compounds for H2 production from biomass source. Thus, we
aim to design catalysts presenting higher concentration of S-edge sites and to
improve the activity and stability of the M-edge sites by decoration with
various metals. Preparation of porous Al2O3, SiO2 and mixed Al2O3-SiO2 oxides
supports and study their impact on the sulfide phase with emphasis on their
structure and morphology will be the main part of the study. The structure of
the supported catalysts will be characterized by X-ray diffraction and
electron diffraction approaches. The deposition of the active phase (metals)
will be carried out by spin coating and compare to the classical impregnation
approach. A fundamental study of the interface between the active phase and
the porous supports will be performed at different stages of the preparation
This project will take place within framework of the Center for Zeolites and
Nanoporous Materials, LABEX of the CNRS directed by Dr. Svetlana Mintova
(Research Director, CNRS, LCS UMR 6506, Caen) and Dr. Nicolas Barrier
(CRISMAT Laboratory). The work will take place at the LCS - Laboratoire
Catalyse & Spectrochimie (https: // www. lcs.ensicaen.fr;
https: // clear.cnrs.fr,) and at the CRISMAT Laboratoire de Cristallographie et
Sciences des Matériaux https: // crismat.cnrs.fr/ located in Caen (Normandy).
- Master's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science.
- Materials chemistry experience required.
- Expertise in characterization of inorganic materials (IR, DRX, MET, SEM,
- Communication skills in English, read, written and spoken.
Research Field: Chemistry Physics
Location: France › VILLEURBANNE
The researcher will synthesize mixed oxide and supported metal catalysts on a
catalysts in processes Writing of high level scientific publications Fluency
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Research Field: Chemistry Physics Technology
Location: France › PARIS 05
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