2 Oct 2023Job Information
Engineering » Materials engineering
First Stage Researcher (R1)
30 Nov 2023 - 12:00 (Europe/Paris)
Type of Contract
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
1 Feb 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
Since twenty years, GREMI Laboratory (https: // www. univ-orleans.fr/fr/gremi) has developed an expertise in the plasma-synthesis of nanomaterials for hydrogen economy. Since 2023, GREMI laboratory is partner in the hydrogen PEPR project entitled BHyoLOHC, which aims to develop a hydrogen storage media based on biosourced organic liquid (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier). The loading and unloading cycles are carried out by means of hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions which requires the use of catalysts and electro- catalysts in the form of nanoparticles dispersed on a high surface area support. The use of such biosourced liquids is a new approach to increasing the ecological viability and the social and industrial acceptability of the storage and transport of hydrogen.
Summary of the work program
The recruited person will have to synthesize bi- and tri-metallic nanoparticles based on platinum and palladium by magnetron sputtering on a liquid substrate (sputtering onto liquid, SoL). This physical synthesis (plasma) allows to simply obtain a dispersion of nanomaterials in a liquid without the use of solvents. The properties of the gas phase, plasma-liquid and plasma-target interactions will be studied by mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy, energy transfer and electrostatic probes as a function of process parameters such as sputtering regime (DC, DC-pulsed or HiPIMS). The morphology, composition and structural properties of the materials will be studied by microscopy and X-ray diffraction/scattering. The nanoparticles will have to be impregnated into porous supports based on carbon and alumina.
Send your full application package with CV (including the references to your 5 most important and relevant publications), reference letters, PhD evaluation, copy of passport (part of the hiring process).
Start January-march 2024
Duration: 18-24 months
Location: Orléans France, Laboratoire GREMI (https: // www. univ- orleans.fr/fr/gremi)
Gross salary ~ 2900 € / month.Requirements
Physics » Solid state physics
PhD or equivalent
The candidate will have skills in vapor deposition processes, cold plasma physics and materials science.
He or she will have a strong taste for experimental sciences and will be required to use or develop diagnostic tools for the plasma phase and materials.
Theoretical approaches will also be required in order to validate and explain the results of the experiment.
This contract will be partly financed by the PEPR BHyoLOHC project. The person will collaborate with project partners including IC2MP in Poitiers, LEMTA in Nancy and IEM in Montpellier. The person will have the opportunity to present their work at international conferences and national seminars. Particular attention will be given to reducing the carbon footprint of this research work and their valorization.
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GeofieldWhere to apply
https:// www. univ-orleans.fr/