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Reference : UMR7274-CHRCAS-001
Workplace : NANCY
Date of publication : Monday, July 29, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2600 and 3700 Euro/month among experience
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent
The postdoctoral fellow will join the EMSP team of LRGP and will work with the Biosourced Materials team of the Jean Lamour Institute. He or she will work under the responsibility of Christophe Castel (Professor, LRGP) and Vanessa Fierro (Research Director, CNRS) in the framework of the TALISMAN2 project (Tannin and carbon materials and Metamaterials for Advanced applicatioNs 2). The goal is to synthesize carbon membranes from biosourced precursors for the separation of gases and in particular hydrogen. The control of textural carbon and structural parameters of the membrane must make it possible to establish correlations between the physicochemical characteristics and the gas separation performances, but also to promote the use of bioresources for high technology applications by following a procedure inspired by green chemistry.
The postdoctoral fellow will prepare carbon membranes from bio-based resins by depositing "spin coating" which he will be responsible for characterization and will study the performance in separation. Depending on the results he or she has obtained, the candidate will have to be proactive in modifying the synthesis conditions and optimizing them to improve the performance of the materials. The work will therefore consist of being fully aware of the state of the art in the field of carbon membranes to improve the latest works of the literature and apply them, after necessary adaptations, biosourced precursors and respectful of the environment. He / she will write the scientific publications associated with his work and present his research work in national and international conferences and meetings.
The candidate must have a PhD in Science, specialization "Materials" or "Inorganic Chemistry" or "Chemical Engineering" and have experience with international publications in the topics of carbon and porous materials. An experience combining knowledge of carbon materials, gas handling and chemical engineering is essential. Other criteria essential to this position are reactivity and autonomy in the laboratory as well as ability to work in teams, and excellent knowledge of the techniques available (synthesis and pyrolysis, density and porosity measurements, structural and chemical analyzes, electron microscopy, Raman spectrometry, etc.). The candidate must also be autonomous to quickly write A-level publications and present his results in international conferences.
The Laboratory for Reactions and Process engineering (UMR 7274) is a mixed research unit of the CNRS and the University of Lorraine created on January 1st, 2010 and based in Nancy. Its main scientific objective concerns the study of processes taken in their globality and complexity. The LRGP develops scientific and technological knowledge necessary for the design, study, control and optimization of complex physical-chemical and biological, material and energy transformation processes. The unit has more than 300 staff, with nearly 20 CNRS researchers, 80 research teachers, 45 technical and administrative staff and 180 non-permanent staff.
The Institut Jean Lamour is a mixed research unit from the CNRS and the Université de Lorraine. Its activities are spread on 3 distinct sites: Nancy (Campus ARTEM, where most of teams are hosted), Epinal (Campus Bois, where the work will take place), and Metz (Campus Bridoux). It gathers around 550 people. See https://ijl.univ-lorraine.fr/, and especially https://ijl.univ-lorraine.fr/recherche/departements-scientifiques/departement-nanomateriaux-electronique-et-vivant-n2ev/materiaux-bio-sources/.
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