10 Aug 2023Job Information
IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
Technology » Energy technology
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Leading Researcher (R4)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Established Researcher (R3)
12 Oct 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Offer Starting Date
1 Dec 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
Today, almost a quarter of the world's energy consumption is related to tribological contacts where lubricants play a major role. This applies to all sectors from energy production to mobility. The use of hydrocarbon oils is evolving in different types of machineries such as electric, hybrid or decarbonized thermal powertrains. Indeed, the transport sector targets low carbon fluids able to secure key properties (lubrication, cooling, electrical insulation, etc) along the full vehicle life. Fluids constrains are thus changing and this requires investigating complex operating conditions to ensure targeted performances are reached.
Fluids aging is a complex phenomenon leading to physical and chemical properties change. The fluid can be affected by many constrains such as shearing, thermal stress, oxidation, impurities, or electromagnetic field. Combination of multiple effects leads to many unknown as far as the fluid aging is concerned. The Phd topic aims at evaluating experimentally and with modelling fluids aging in such complex multifunctional environments. This implies the following activities: (1) identify relevant fluids implying that they can be biosourced and that they are relevant for the requested “functions” (cooling, lubrication, electrical insulation, etc); (2) experiments with several devices to apply the targeted effects; (3) physical and chemical characterizations of the aged fluids to identify and discuss the aging modes effects; (4) evaluate and adapt existing machine learning tools to predict the effect of such constrains on different fluids chemistry.
The PhD candidate will gain a solid experience in chemical modeling and experimental setups through the different projects that are considered in the methodology.
Funding category: Financement public/privé
PHD title: Doctorat en Génie des procédés, des produits et des molécules PHD Country: FranceRequirements
Academic requirements : University Master degree in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry or a related subject, as well as comprehension of chemical kinetics.
Language requirements : Fluency in French or English, willingness to learn French
Other requirements : Strong interest for experimental activities related with hydrocarbons and/or energetic products.Additional Information Work Location(s)
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IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
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https: // www. abg.asso.fr/fr/candidatOffres/show/idoffre/116192Contact
https: // www. ifpenergiesnouvelles.fr/