Ph.D. Student Photoinduced Transformation Of N2 Into A Nitrogenous Precursor Of Polymer And Fuel

Universities and Institutes of France
September 19, 2022
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Temporary
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  • Organisation/Company: CNRS
  • Research Field: Chemistry Physics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 19/09/2022 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › PESSAC
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/11/2022
  • --The Laboratory of Organic Polymer Chemistry (LCPO) is a joint research unit attached to the CNRS, the University of Bordeaux and the Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute. The LCPO is composed of 4 research teams and includes about 150 people, including about 50 permanent staff. The work of the recruited agent will be carried out within the team 2, Biopolymers and biosourced materials, team led by Henri Cramail. The project will involve two groups, one specialized in photochemistry (ISM) and the other in polymer and materials chemistry (LCPO). Together, we have access to a wide range of equipment and instruments that you can use and learn from.

    We are looking for a motivated young researcher, willing to participate in a multidisciplinary project aiming to contribute to the solution of a fundamental problem in chemistry: How to activate inactive molecules? Today, ammonia is synthesized from nitrogen gas and hydrogen at high temperatures and pressures (Bosh-Haber process). Although efficient, this process has a particularly important impact on global warming and consumes 1 to 2% of the world's annual energy. Our objective is to identify and tune photocatalysts absorbing in the UV-Vis region (> 330 nm) involving multi-photon excitation to generate reducing equivalents that will be accumulated by a catalyst and used to reduce molecular nitrogen. Fundamental studies will aim to optimize the system by engineering the absorption cross sections and irradiation conditions and selectively stop the reaction at specific reaction intermediates. This can then be exploited to facilitate the isolation and purification of functional monomers that can be incorporated into more environmentally friendly polymer syntheses.

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    Required Research Experiences
  • Chemistry

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  • Physics

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    Offer Requirements
  • Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent

    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent

  • FRENCH: Basic

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: CNRS
  • Department: Laboratoire de chimie des polymères organiques
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// www.
  • Country: France
  • City: PESSAC
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