[Expired] PhD project on electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide by Cu-based molecular complexes (CEMCA, Brest)

PhD projet in Chemistry, Laboratoire CEMCA, UMR CNRS 6521, University of Brest (UBO), under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas LE POUL, Dr. Noémie LALAOUIThe aim of the PhD project is to develop new Cu mono and dinuclear complexes for the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic reduction of CO2. Catalytic properties of the molecular complexes will be investigated in both homogenous and heterogeneous phases. Products of the catalytic reactions will be analyzed by in-situ (IR spectroelectrochemistry) and ex-situ (NMR and IR spectroscopies, GC) methods available in the team. The project will also focus on the mechanistic studies through the characterization of transient species.

This project is at the interface of electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry and material science. We are seeking for a motivated candidate with MSc degree or equivalent in chemical or physical sciences. Knowledge in inorganic synthesis, electrochemistry, surface modification would be highly appreciated. – No French level required if good proficiency in English (B1): Possibility to work/write the dissertation in both.

To apply please submit the following in one pdf file:

  • A cover letter
  • A detailed CV
  • An academic transcript (Bachelor + Master 1 and first semester Master 2)
  • Contact information of at least two references (name + e-mail + phone number)