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Post-Doc M/F - Catalyst design for fuel and energy applications

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General information

Reference : UMR5256-YVESCH-006
Date of publication : Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 February 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2643 € et 3047 € monthly gross according to experience
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent


Supported transition metals such as iron, cobalt and nickel are often the catalysts of choice for many sustainable processes for fuels and energy production.
A drawback of these relatively cheap metals is that they sinter and become less active. During the last decade advanced synthesis methods have tried to design catalysts that are intrinsically resistant to sintering by encapsulation or confinement of the active metal particles.
This research project will focus on the design of sintering resistant transition metal catalyst on relevant supports. A series of encapsulated metal particles will be synthesized and characterized by a variety of physical-chemical techniques. The catalysts will be used in applications such as Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and upgrading of pyrolysis oil.


-Literature study
-Synthesis and characterization of catalysts
-Catalytic tests in collaboration with qualified technical staff


PhD in catalysis and/or chemical engineering, with skills in chemical synthesis, characterization techniques for micro/meso porous materials, testing of catalysts and data interpretation.
Excellent communication and organization skills
Strong team player skills and enthusiasm about working self-dependently in interdisciplinary environments

Work Context

IRCELYON (Institut de Recherches sur La Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon) is the actual CNRS laboratory that participates to 4Refinery. IRCELYON brings together all competences in heterogeneous catalysis over the Lyon area. It includes a permanent research staff of 95 members from CNRS and University and as many PhD students, post-docs, and invited scientists from all over the world.
IRCELYON includes 5 research groups supported by a platform of state-of-the-art equipment and helped by an efficient technical and administrative logistics. The research activities, at the very heart of sustainable development, are essentially devoted to energy, environment and green chemistry.
Widely open to industrial and international collaborations, IRCELYON conducts cooperative projects with more than thirty countries and works in close collaboration with a large number of industrial partners from France and abroad.

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