PhD opportunities

PERSEE - Synthesis and characterization of non-platinum catalysts for PEMFC

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseEnergy and Processes
Doctoral SchoolSystems Engineering, Materials, Mechanics, Energy
SupervisorMme Sandrine BERTHON-FABRY
Co-supervisorM. Frdric FABRY
Research unitEnergy and Processes
Starting dateOctober 1st 2019
KeywordsPEMFC, electrode materials, synthesis, physicochemical and electrochemical characterizations
AbstractPERSEE laboratory proposes a PhD thesis on the development and evaluation of new catalysts without platinum content. The work is a part of a French ANR project, in collaboration with academicals and industrial partners, experts in the field. This Ph.D will be supervised by MINES ParisTech on Sophia Antipolis site (06), FRANCE. This thesis subject is part of the research axis of the research center PERSEE, in the continuity of work on electrode materials for batteries, fuel cells and electrolysers. It will contribute to strengthening knowledge in the field of non-platinum 3D nanostructured catalysts for PEMFCs and will lead to advances in the structure-texture-composition-properties relationships of electrode materials. New synthesis protocols will enrich our range of experimental methods. The expected results are (i) controlling the synthesis routes leading to the catalysts, (ii) understanding the influence of the synthesis parameters on the physicochemical and electrochemical characteristics (activity and durability) of the final material and (iii) the validation of the chosen solutions in terms of activity and durability.
ProfileEngineer and/or Research Master - Good level of general and scientific culture. Good level of practice of French and English. Good analytical, synthesis, innovation and communication skills. Qualities of adaptability and creativity. Pedagogical abilities. Motivation for the research activity. Consistent professional project.
Good skills in chemistry, material sciences and electrochemistry

FundingContrat de recherche
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