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Postdoctoral job opportunity on organic and analytical chemistry to study the products of enzymatic degradation of polymers

Description of the postdoctoral position

BioTeam (http://www.biodeg.NET) is a well-known, international research group (Team Leader: Prof. Luc Avérous) within the ICPEES (UMR CNRS 7515) at University of Strasbourg - France (#20 - Top World University Ranking for chemistry), developing systems based on biodegradable and/or biobased polymers for environmental and biomedical applications.

The postdoctoral position is associated with a collaborative project on the study of the products of (bio)degradation of polymers using enzymes, in the frame of a H2020 European project (P4SB).

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Contact: Prof. Luc Averous

Postdoctoral job opportunity on Chemical Synthesis of Biobased polymers to develop Renewable & Innovative Materials

The post-doctoral position is associated with a collaborative project on the synthesis of biobased polymer materials from different biomass, in collaboration with other labs.

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Contact: Prof. Luc Avérous


PhD Position available at ICPEES (october 2017) in Material Chemistry/Nano oxides/Photocatalysis

This PhD project is devoted to a novel and innovative way of elaborating and engineering nano-oxide composites, more precisely TiO2-Bi2O3 nanocomposites for enhanced pyrotechnic and photocatalytic properties using the Spray Flash Evaporation (SFE) process.

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NS3E, Nanomateriaux pour Système Sous Solicitations Extrêmes
5, rue du Général Cassagnou
68000 Saint-Louis
Office: + 33 3 89 69 50 75

30 month full-time Research & Development position within the PHOTOPUR european project

This european project aims at developping an energetically self-sufficient eco-technology based on the low-temperature light-driven catalysis (photo-catalysis) for the continuous flow-through depollution of wastewater from viticulture contaminated by phytosanitary products.

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Dr. Nicolas KELLER
ICPEES, Institut de Chimie et des Procédés pour l’Energie, l’Environnement et la Santé
25, rue Becquerel
67087 Strasbourg cedex
Tel : +33 (0)3 68 85 28 11
Mobile : +33 (0)6 74 87 52 95


Thèse CIFRE en génie des matériaux - Photocatalyse bi-métallique appliquée aux carburants solaires

Le projet de thèse se place dans le contexte de la production de « Solar Fuels », autrement dit de carburants ou vecteurs d’énergie utilisant la lumière solaire comme source primaire d’énergie.

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Dr. Valérie Keller
ICPEES, Institut de Chimie et des Procédés pour l’Energie, l’Environnement et la Santé
25, rue Becquerel
67087 Strasbourg cedex
Mobile : 06 71 84 36 48

2 Positions for MASTER 1 and MASTER 2 Students

PROJECT Title: Development of a Nanochemistry Approach for the Smart Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials for the Conception of Intelligent Graphene Based Nanocomposites.  

 Context and aims of the project:

Recently our group has discovered the propensity of amphiphilic peptides such as hexahistidine affinity tags (His6), used in standard molecular biology procedures, to exfoliate and to functionalize, in one stage under cavitational chemistry, carbon nanomaterials such as Carbon Nanotubes and Graphite, leading respectively, to His6@SWNTs and His6@Graphene.[1] The versatility of this new concept was then exploited for the generation of innovative hard templates and multivalent platforms useful for solubilizing, assembling, processing, and interfacing SWNTs and Graphene, in aqueous conditions and in organic solvents. [2,3]  His6@SWNTs and His6@Graphen nanohybrids were further utilized and assembled by supramolecular directed self-assembly, either by H-bonding or metal coordination, to generate functional nanocomposites endowed with improved conductive and magnetic properties. [2,3]  

The aims of this challenging research project, are to extend our technologies and implement our approach by designing and generating complex nanocomposites with controllable spatial organization and programmable unrivalled properties, for a wide range of applications in biology, material science, nanoelectronic, and catalysis. This will imply the design and the synthesis of functional organique molecules, and the study of their interaction with carbon nanomaterials. The controlled assembly with other nanocomponent (nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes…) will then be investigated using appropriate techniques, in collaboration with other research groups at ICPEES and Unistra.


1. “Versatile Functionalization of Carbon Nanostructures”. Application EP12305309.2. R. Baati, O. Ersen, D. Ihiawakrim. PCT Int. Appl. (2013), WO 2013135894 A1 20130919.

2. Hexahistidine-Tagged Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (His6 tagSWNTs): A Functional Hard Template for Hierarchical Directed Self-Assembly and Nanocomposite Construction. R. Baati,D. Ihiawakrim,R. Mafouana, O. Ersen, C. Dietlin,G. Duportail. Adv. Funct. Materials. 2012, 22, 4009-4015.

3. A single-stage functionalization and exfoliation method for the production of graphene in water: stepwise construction of 2D-nanostructured composites with iron oxide nanoparticles. D. Ihiawakrim, O. Ersen, F. Melin, P. Hellwig, I. Janowska, D. Begin, W. Baaziz, S. Begin-Colin,C. Pham-Huu, R. Baati, Nanoscale 2013, 5, 9073.

HOW TO APPLY: The candidate should have a background in synthetic organic chemistry and in material science. Applications (curriculum vitae + motivation letter) should be sent by e-mail to:

Dr. Rachid Baati, ICPEES, UMR 7515 ECPM-UdS