PhD opportunities

Synthesis and characterization of low platinum loaded catalysts for H2 electrochemical compression

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseEnergy and Processes
Doctoral SchoolSMI - Sciences des Mtiers de l'Ingnieur
SupervisorM. Christian BEAUGER
Co-supervisorMme Sandrine BERTHON-FABRY
Research unitEnergy and Processes
Starting dateOctober 1st 2018
KeywordsH2 compression, electrode materials, synthesis, physicochemical and electrochemical characterizations
AbstractFor more than 20 years the MATPRO group at the PERSEE / MINES ParisTech research Center has been studying nanostructured materials for application in the fields of energy storage and conversion, in particular for the development of the hydrogen sector and proton exchange membrane cells. (PEMFC). The research carried out ranges from the development of new materials and their characterization (both physicochemical and electrochemical) to their evaluation in the associated devices and processes. In this context, the laboratory proposes a PhD thesis on the development and evaluation of new electrocatalysts with low platinum content for electrochemical compression. This thesis will be conducted as part of a European project in collaboration with academic and industrial partners (Sintef, HyET, HyGEAR, MTSA and SHELL). The work will be carried out on the site of Sophia Antipolis (06).
ProfileProven ability in experimental research, well organized and self-motivated, good communications skills both orally and written in English.

Good skills in chemistry, material sciences and electrochemistry.
FundingAutre type de financement