Reference : UMR5635-DAMVOI-011
Workplace : MONTPELLIER
Date of publication : Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2000-2500
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent
Our group has recently reported promising strategies for the conversion of CO2 into valuable products such as carbon monoxide (ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 20, 12701–12711) or ethylene (Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 7210). The successful candidate will be responsible for the scale-up of our CO2 conversion technology. Specifically, he/she will address the following key challenges: 1) scalability of the electrochemical reduction system, 2) achieving ultra-long stability.
The person will be in charge of:
- 1) preparing the electrodes,
- 2) testing the catalysts in flow electrolyser,
- 3) developing a prototype demonstrator,
- 4) providing techno-economic analyses of the technology based on the experimental progress
We seek highly motivated candidates with documented academic backgrounds and lab experience in electro-catalysis, fuel cells or batteries. Experience in the field of reduction of CO2 is strongly desired. We also welcome applications with background in chemical engineering. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to conduct fast paced research and work independently in a team-oriented environment.
The research will be carried at the European Institute of Membranes (Institut Européen des Membranes, IEM, CNRS UMR5635, UM, ENSCM) at the University of Montpellier. Our group is equipped with dedicated state-of-the-art facilities, notably with dedicated ex-situ and in-situ characterization techniques to successfully lead the projects. IEM is a world-leading institute in the field of membrane science with excellent technical support and in-house facilities for the fabrication and characterization of membranes. The institute is affiliated to the University of Montpellier, and member of the Pôle Chimie Balard, institut Carnot Chimie Balard and Labex CheMiSyst.
Constraints and risks
No risks have been identified to date.
The position is funded by the ERC Proof of Concept: HIPECO2 from the European Commission.
For more information about our research, please visit our website (https://lowdimensional-materials.net/).
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