Starting no later than September 2, 2019. Within the framework of the European project Interreg Atlantic Area HYLANTIC, we are looking for a postdoctoral research associate responsible for the synthesis and characterization of organometallic catalysts for the photo-electrochemical production of hydrogen (H2).

The objective of the PhD Thesis is to develop and explore new molecular homogenous and heterogenous catalysts for the reduction of carbon dioxide and low-weight organic derivatives. The synthesized compounds will be characterized by various spectroscopic techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on the spectroelectrochemical characterization (IR, UV-Vis-NIR) of intermediates for full understanding of the mechanisms. Immobilization of the most promising molecular catalysts onto conductive support (electrode) will be also developed to perform heterogeneous catalysis.

Notre collègue Dominique Mandon, Directeur de Recherche à l’UMR 6521 CEMCA CNRS-Université de Bretagne Occidentale, est décédé le mardi 12 juillet 2016, après plusieurs mois de lutte contre une terrible maladie.