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Reference : UMR5150-LAUPER-001
Workplace : ANGLET
Date of publication : Thursday, November 05, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 December 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2648,79 € and 3054,06 € (previous experience < 2 year)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
A post-doctoral researcher contract is open at the Laboratory of Complex Fluids and their Reservoirs (LFCR, UMR 5150) in the Geomechanics and porous media group (G2MP group).
The candidate will aim to measure the deformation of nanoconfined hydrides / clathrates and to understand its influence on the reversibility of hydrogen capture.
The work plan will be to: (i) synthesize hydrides (in particular, Pd salts and TiFeH2) and organic crystals confined in carbon nanomaterials of adequate porosity and composition for a sufficient storage capacity of H2; (ii) perform the physico-chemical characterization of these materials; (iii) measure the deformation of these materials in order to understand their influence on the reversibility and kinetics of the capture / release of H2 thanks to a home-made set-up that will be developed for this purpose.
The synthesis will be done in close collaboration with J.L. Bobet (ICMCB, univ. Bordeaux) and N. Job (Univ. Liège).
The candidate should hold a PhD degree related to the synthesis and/or characterization of metal or complex hydrides. Skills in nanoconfinement of metal particles in porous materials is an important asset. This post-doctoral position is part of a multidisciplinary project, in collaboration with several research teams (ICMCB, LGC-Toulouse, LCC-Toulouse, Univ. Liège). Therefore, the candidate should have a strong interest in working in a multi-disciplinary team. Proficiency in English is mandatory.
The candidate will be recuited witin the LFCR lab, in G2MP team. The LFCR is a mixed research unit attached to the UPPA, the CNRS and the TOTAL. The LFR is a research unit whose research ranges from nanometers to hundreds of kilometers, from nanoseconds to million years, from the physics and chemistry of interfaces, through the thermodynamics of flowing fluids, to reservoir geology, geomechanics and geophysics.
The G2MP group (Geomechanics / Porous media) focuses on the mechanical behavior of porous media, fluid-solid couplings and general transport properties in these media. The group is developing both experimental characterization and modeling activities using digital simulation tools at different scales. His current activities mainly focus on: (i) understanding the behavior of fluids in microporous networks, (ii) poromechanical modeling of micro and mesoporous media and the transition from the nanoscale to continuum mechanics, (iii) understanding the relationships and couplings between permeability and damage, (iv) storage and separation of gases by adsorption.
This postdoctoral position is funded by the CNRS (PEPS-Cellule Energy 2019- CALYSTO Project). It is also integrated in the Hub NewPores* and will benefit from all the facilities of the Hub. The candidate will be associated with a PhD student that have been recruited in the project HYGIE (Hydrogen Storage in Innovative Hybrid Materials) funded by the Region Nouvelle Aquitaine (2020-2023).
Constraints and risks
Handling of hydrogen gas at high pressure/temperature
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