PhD Position in hyperpolarized (HP) xenon and operando solid state NMR

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** PhD Position in hyperpolarized (HP) xenon and operando solid state NMR. ** 

A fully funded 36 month PhD position has become available at the Laboratory of Catalysis and Spectrochemistry (LCS), ENSICAEN / University of CAEN, Normandy (France). 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual interested in a PhD project in the group of Christian Fernandez. 

The PhD project, as a part of a more general project involving four laboratories of the center of excellence EMC3 (Energy Materials and Clean Combustion Center), aim at developing the application of Xenon hyperpolarization (HP) and solid state NMR to the study natural polymers used as support of organometallic catalysts and which will be prepared using ionic liquid media. The project involves the participation to the setup and tests of an HP Xenon system, the development of quantitative analytic methods using this HP system to study porosity, diffusion and accessibility of active sites. The use of HP xenon in combination with the operando NMR will also be investigated in addition to other advanced solid state NMR techniques. 

The LCS laboratory is equipped with two NMR spectrometers (operating at 400 and 500 MHz for proton) and additionally has access to high field spectrometers in the frame of a national French NMR network (750 MHz and more). 

Candidates should hold a master degree in chemistry or chemical-physics and are expected to provide the contact details of two scientific referees. 

Interested candidates should contact: 

Prof. Christian Fernandez 

Laboratoire Catalyse et Spectrochimie and Center of excellence EMC3 (Energy Materials and Clean Combustion Center) ENSICAEN, Université de Caen, CNRS 

6 bd du Maréchal Juin, 14050 CAEN, France 

Tel: +33 (0) 2 31 45 28 13 

Fax: +33 (0) 2 31 45 28 22 





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