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A PhD SCHOLARSHIP IS AVAILABLE IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY – INTERFACE WITH MATERIALS SCIENCE
Collaborative project from AIX-MARSEILLE UNIVERSITE with MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE at Mainz, Germany
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Italy
DEADLINE: APPLY NOW!
We are currently looking for excellent and highly motivated PhD candidates for a three-year scholarship with a major expertise in organic chemistry, at the interface of materials science and physical chemistry.
1) Priority in organic synthesis and synthetic methodology;
2) Secondary priority is given to some knowledge in physical chemistry and opto-electronic materials.
Beginning: Fall 2018
Location: Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France (Interdisciplinary Center on Nanoscience of Marseille)
Research Project: A multidisciplinary study for making new monomeric, oligomeric and polymeric pyrenes and their derivatives are the focus of this project, along with the discovery of specific properties and applications. Pyrenes could also be heterofunctionalized and/or conjugated to other polyaromatic compounds such as coronenes or helicenes. We are especially interested in polysulfurated aromatic compounds, their resulting optical and electronic properties brought by sulfur and the interplay of between various topologies and properties. The candidate will synthesize new macromolecules in a collaborative manner with the French CINaM, MPI and the University of Bologna teams. Some physical measurements will be required for the evaluation of the materials properties, including chemical sensing properties and chiral nanographenes. The student will exchange with organic, polymer and photochemical chemists, as well as with physicists.
Application: please send an e-mail with your CV, a letter of motivation, transcripts of master and undergraduate studies, at least 3 recommendation letters and a master thesis abstract to:
Prof. Marc GINGRAS, CINaM UMR CNRS 7325
163 Avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille, France
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