- preparation of catalyst supports of suitable composition and morphology
(for example by electroplating);
- development of optimized processes for the deposition of iridium dioxide on
these supports; - formulation of an appropriate ink;
- manufacture of optimized membrane-electrode assemblies (developed
catalysts combined with perfluorosulfonic acid –PFSA- membranes ) and their
testing in an electrolysis cell
Water electrolysis is potentially one of the most environmentally friendly
hydrogen production processes. However, the large-scale deployment of proton
exchange membrane electrolysers will be slowed down in the near future by
limited iridium resources (IrO2 is the conventional catalyst used at the
anode for the oxidation of water to oxygen). The objective of this project is
to reduce the quantity of Ir necessary for the oxygen production reaction, by
improving the specific activity of the anodes. Such a development will
contribute to the development of low temperature water electrolysis at an
acceptable cost without loss of performance, for the massive production of
hydrogen. To achieve this objective, the mission of the post-doctoral
researcher will be the synthesis of catalysts for the oxidation of water and
their deposition on a support of high electronic conductivity and
electrochemical stability, presenting an appropriate morphology: doped tin
The Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (ICGM) UMR 5253 is one of the
four Institutes of the Balard Chemistry pole. The Department of Materials
Chemistry, Nanostructures, Materials for Energy brings together around 70
researchers and lecturer, doctoral students, and post-docs, who develop their
research activities on materials and their mechanisms of action for energy by
implementing expertise in chemistry and physico-chemistry of materials and
interfaces, solid state and materials chemistry. The activity of the recruited
person will be carried out within the "Energy Conversion" group, in connection
with the group's activities on fuel cell and electrolyzer core materials, and
within the framework of the ANR PEPR project Mathylde.
The candidate must be highly motivated and autonomous, and have a solid
knowledge of materials science / inorganic chemistry. Knowledge of
electrochemistry and fuel cell/water electrolysis technology will be a
fundamental asset. Knowledge of French or English will be essential.
Research Field: Chemistry Physics
surface of the nanofibers - preparation of membranes comprising the fibers -
characterization of membranes and MEAs by physico-chemical and electrochemical
The Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (ICGM) UMR 5253 is...
Research Field: Chemistry › Computational chemistry Chemistry › Physical
This research work is funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR),
project OERNanoCat and will be carried out in the Département de Chimie
Location: France › NANCY
Title: Durable anion exchange membrane electrolyser for large-scale green
Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysers (PEMWE) are a mature solution
environment, the oxygen evolution reaction is slow and requires an iridium-
Research Field: Chemistry Physics Technology
Location: France › MONTPELLIER
Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) 3, which allows to generate thin film
(XRD), electron microscopy (SEM/TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
subsequently deposited on structural elements (BPP and...
reactivity of transition metal sulfide within lithium-sulfur batteries.
Transition metal sulfides such as MoS2 are known to trap and catalyze the
• Synthetize different structures of transition metal sulfides.
• Produce positive electrodes doped with...
Location: France › Rueil Malmaison
For its storage, one viable option is to store hydrogen under high-
pressure, high-strength vessels in its molecular (H2) form.
The physical chemistry of hydrogen entry
oxides against hydrogen entry...
Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
protons pathway in the channel using time dependent fluorescence shift
The applicant will be funded from the EU project for the 1st 19 months, but
A solution is to store energy for shorter or longer periods
In Redox Flow Batteries (RFB), the energy is stored in tanks
with redox-active solutions and not in solid materials as in conventional
Research Field: Chemistry Physics Technology
Location: France › AMIENS
electrode materials allows aiming at different application scenarios of SIBs
Due to their high sodium storage
capacity and low working voltage, hard carbon materials are generating...
Thermochemical processing of non-recyclable waste streams
The ChEMaRTS research team is based at Campus Group T Leuven and focusses
strongly on the industrial treatment and valorization of non-recyclable waste
competent and motivated PhD students, all...