Post-Doc Researcher (M/F) On Direct Isopropanol Fuel Cells

Universities and Institutes of France
November 15, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: CNRS
  • Research Field: Chemistry Physics
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 15/11/2022 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › VILLEURBANNE
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 16/01/2023
  • The researcher will be in charge of these different tasks: - Preparation of electrocatalysts (responsibility) - Characterizations of catalysts using different methods (microscopy, spectroscopy, XRD…) (responsibility) - Measurements of catalytic performances, kinetic study (responsibility) - Assembly and test of the lab-scale PEM fuel cell (responsibility) - Analysis and interpretation of results (responsibility) - Formatting results for presentations, publications and reports (responsibility)

    H2 can be stored and safety transported in Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC). This reversible process operates with a pair of organic liquids: a first one rich in hydrogen for the H2 storage and transport which, via a catalytic deshydrogenation, can release hydrogen on demand and produce a second compound lean of H2. This latter is hydrogenated to restore the hydrogen rich molecule. An alternative and innovating process is to perform, from per couple LOHCs with a Direct isopropanol fuel cell (DIPAFC) which can be performed the dehydrogenation consists in carrying out, from perhydrodibenzyltoluene as a hydrogen-rich compound, a transfer hydrogenation of acetone, producing dibenzyltoluene and isopropanol, the latter one feeding a direct isopropanol fuel cell. The research activity of the post-doc researcher will be to develop efficient, selective and stable electrocatalysts for the isopropanol electrochemical oxidation into acetone and to unravel the electrocatalytic mechanism. Optimized electrocatalysts will be tested in a lab-scale polymer exchange membrane fuel cell.

    The researcher will work in the CARE team (Catalytic and Atmospheric Reactivity for the Environment) of the Institute of Researches on Catalysis and Environment of LYON (IRCELYON). This academic laboratory located in Villeurbanne (France) is fully devoted to heterogeneous catalysis. The CARE group is focus on environmental topics such as the production and the storage of hydrogen.

    Eligibility criteria

    PhD in catalysis or electrochemistry with strong skills in - Physical chemistry of materials - Preparation of electrocatalysts - Electrocatalysis - Physicochemical characterization techniques - High level of French or English - Motivation and autonomy

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    Required Research Experiences
  • Chemistry

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  • Physics

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    Offer Requirements
  • Chemistry: PhD or equivalent

    Physics: PhD or equivalent

  • FRENCH: Basic

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: CNRS
  • Department: Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: // www.
  • Country: France
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