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[DOCTORAL CONTRACT] From crystallization and structural organizations, induced by 3D fabrication, towards the control of the electromechanical behavior anisotropy and damage of PVDF in its piezoelectric form

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseMaterials science and engineering
Doctoral SchoolISMME - Systems Engineering, Materials, Mechanics, Energy
Research unitCentre of materials
Starting dateOctober 1st 2021
KeywordsPVDF, Piezoelectricity, Multi-scale structures, Anisotropy of behavior and damage, Mechanical/electrical coupling, Residual/internal stresses
AbstractThe aim is to meet two challenges: to obtain the piezoelectric crystalline phase of PVDF by additive manufacturing, and to exploit the strong anisotropy of its mechanical and electrical behavior. The necessary mastery of a chain of values ranging from assisted crystallization to the impact of porosity on the properties of use, will be built with the help of innovative experiments and advanced modeling, at the various relevant scales.
Profilethe candidate must hold a national master's degree or another degree conferring the grade of master (engineering degree, equivalent foreign degree...), at the end of a training course establishing his/her aptitude for research.

The application file must include
- a letter of motivation to pursue a doctoral program on the targeted thesis topic and including the candidate's professional project
- a detailed curriculum vitae mentioning the candidate's studies, research internships, diplomas with dates obtained, professional experience, and planned research areas
- a transcript of grades from previous studies (engineering and/or master)
- one or more letters of recommendation...
- a certificate of English level.
- for non-French speaking students, a level A2/B1 in French (European reference system) is recommended for entry into the doctoral program
- for students who do not hold a national research master's degree, all documents attesting to the student's qualifications in terms of training through research (attestations of research internships with a summary of the thesis, recommendations, publications, etc.)
- a copy of identity card or passport

The documents in pdf format must be sent before May 05, 2021 to
FundingConcours pour un contrat doctoral