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January 2020

 

1 year post-doc at CNRS – Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

Title:
Modelling of mass transport at non-ordered (electro)chemically active interfaces


Description

The project is focused on modelling of mass transport and reactivity in catalytic and electrochemical systems featuring non-ordered locations of active sites with micro- or nanoscale dimensions. Such systems are frequently encountered in practice (e.g., in fuel cells, industrial catalytic devices, micro- or nanofabricated chemically or electrochemically active surfaces etc.) revealing specific patterns of behaviours requiring their modelling and rationalization for advanced applications. The goal of the project is to extend existing approaches and approximations for non-ordered systems or develop new ones to model various experimentally relevant situations (monodisperse/polydisperse active site size distributions, diffusion or kinetic controlled mass transport etc.). The developed approaches will be further used for statistical characterisation of the active site distribution at the examined interfaces based on the experimental data.


Responsibilities of the post-doc will include 2D and 3D simulations of systems with randomly distributed active sites (mostly within continuous level of description), analysis of their behaviour and development of efficient approximations and modelling approaches for the systems under the scrutiny; solution of the inverse problem to reconstruct the system properties of interest from experimental data.

 

Requirements

The candidate should have theoretical background and experience in modelling/simulations of mass transport and reactivity (or alternatively heat transfer, hydrodynamics…) within the framework of continuous level of description, i.e. integral or (partial) differential equations. Familiarity or knowledge of mesoscopic methods (lattice Boltzmann methods, Langevin dynamics etc.) is a plus, good knowledge of any programming language is an advantage as well. Certain level of independence, good communication skills, bona fide, good spoken and written English are assumed.


Info.

PhD (or its equivalent) is required in a relevant discipline, which may include Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering etc. Successful candidate must start on 1st of March 2020 or earlier. Salary will depend on previous experience and will be evaluated by CNRS according to its official salary chart.
Workplace location: Chemistry Department, Ecole Normale Superieure, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris.
Hosting team involves Alexander Oleinick (project bearer), Irina Svir (CNRS Research Director) and Christian Amatore (Emeritus CNRS Research Director).


Documents for selection process

(i) CV, max. 2 pages; (ii) full list of publications; (iii) letter(s) of recommendation (not obligatory, but appreciated) or names and e-mails of two academic references.
If getting references or recommendations may take some time, we kindly ask any interested candidate to manifest interest to this position by an e-mail with her/his CV and full list of publications as soon as possible. The references or recommendation letters may be sent later.

 

Contacts

Alexander Oleinick, oleksandr.oliynyk@ens.fr


October 2019

 

PhD position at Leiden University

 

The project is aimed to address one of the long standing dreams of electrochemists: the real time imaging of an electrode performing catalysis. The aim of the project to image the surface of Pt(111) and Pt(100) electrodes on the atomic scale by STM during faradaic reactions, explicitly hydrogen evolution, oxygen evolution and carbon monoxide oxidation. There are many hints in literature that structural changes occur, and the insight into this during these reactions is extremely important for a better understanding of the reaction mechanisms on the atomic scale. If successful, these results would establish a new ground for modeling electrochemical reactions on the atomic scale and thus would lead also to a much better understanding of electrocatalysis. The intended research is only possible on a very special microscope hat is unique in the world. We have developed a unique high‐speed (video‐rate), high‐resolution electrochemical STM that is equipped with a real RHE, a flow cell for in‐situ electrolyte exchange, and a home‐made bipotentiostat allowing full operando conditions.

Under the supervision of two experts, Prof. M.T.M. Koper (chemistry: electrocatalysis and
electrochemical surface science) and Dr. M.J. Rost (physics: surface science, nanotechnology, and
STM/AFM technology), the PhD will learn to operate the microscope and to handle the dedicated
sample preparation and treatment, and will perform research in the field of platinum electrocatalysis. The research builds on recently published work: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-017-0015-z

Requirements: The operation of the microscope requires affinity with technical aspects that range from mechanics & material science, electronics & control theory, to fluid dynamics and experimental
electrochemistry. Although the details will be learned during the PhD, a certain general handiness is
prerequisite. The applicant should have a master degree in either physics or chemistry preferably with specialization that stands in relation to this open position. The contract will be on the basis of a full time employment for 4 years (with an assessment after 1 year).

Contact: Please send your application with a complete CV and a motivation letter to
Prof. M.T.M. Koper
m.koper@lic.leidenuniv.nl / https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/chemistry/casc
Dr. M.J. Rost
rost@Physics.LeidenUniv.nl / www.physics.leidenuniv.nl/rost

 


September 2019

Postdoctoral Position at CNRS for Electromicrobiology


A post-doc position is open for a young researcher motivated by the field of electromicrobiology. Connecting microbes with electrodes is of increasing interest for microbial electrosynthesis and remediation. We are currently interested in denitrification, and hydrogen production and we developed protocols to promote and study direct electron transfer reactions with microbes.
The candidate will be involved in the supervision of PhD students working for mentioned applications, and he/she will apply engineered microbes in living materials with the goal to demonstrate the electrosynthetic applications. This research will involve heterologous expression of proteins in bacteria and yeast systems.
The research will be conducted at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Microbiology for Materials and Environment (http://www.lcpme.cnrs-nancy.fr) in collaboration with the Agronomy and Environment Laboratory (http://lae.univ-lorraine.fr/accueil/).

The position is open now and will be filled as soon as the proper candidate will be found.

The brut salary will be in the range of 2600-3600€ per month depending on the candidate experience.

The candidate must have a strong background in microbiology, heterologous expression of proteins and molecular biology. A first experience in electromicrobiology will be highly appreciated.

The candidate must be fluent in English and must be independent in writing reports.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for more information and send you application to Mathieu ETIENNE, mathieu.etienne@univ-lorraine.fr


September 2019

Postdoctoral Position at CNRS for Redox Flow Batteries

A two years post-doc position is open for a young researcher motivated by the field of electrochemical energy storage. Among different technologies considered for storage of renewable energies are redox flow batteries. The principle of redox flow batteries is that electrical energy is stored in fluid electrolytes. Charging and discharging are achieved by flowing the electrolyte in stacks of electrodes. Mass transfer of the electrolyte is still an issue and the postdoctoral research will be focused on exploring new porous electrodes for optimal mass and electron transfer reactions with electrolytes. Both the classical vanadium electrolyte and new emerging organic electrolytes will be considered for evaluation of material performances. Research will be conducted with the objective to scale the process of preparation/activation to the pilot level (~m2).

The research will be conducted at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Microbiology for Materials and Environment (http://www.lcpme.cnrs-nancy.fr) in collaboration with Institut Jean Lamour (https://ijl.univ-lorraine.fr).

The position is open now and will be filled as soon as the proper candidate will be found.

The brut salary will be in the range of 2600-3600€ per month depending on the candidate experience.

The candidate must have a strong background in electrochemistry. A good expertise in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy will be appreciated. A good knowledge of electrode modification and/or carbon materials will be positively considered.

The candidate must be fluent in English and must be independent in writing reports.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for more information and send you application to Mathieu ETIENNE, mathieu.etienne@univ-lorraine.fr