PIONEER hosts 15 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers”) funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) of the European Union H2020 programme.
PIONEER - Plasma catalysis for CO2 recycling and green chemistry- is a European Joint Doctorate programme aimed to train a new generation of research leaders for a successful implementation of plasma-catalytic CO2 valorization technologies in Europe.
PIONEER is a consortium of 15 Universities and Institutes together with 6 industrial partners, based in Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.
Each of the 15 ESRs will be working towards a double PhD degree awarded by two of the 12 European Universities involved. Each academic institution will host the ESR 18 months and receive an ESR from abroad for 18 months as well. In addition, short secondments of 1 or 2 months will be completed either at an industrial or academic partner.
Each ESR will be advised by a supervisory team that maximizes both scientific excellence as well as interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration. The 15 PIONEER ESRs will not only receive state-of-the-art science/technology training but will also benefit from a unique soft-skills training programme (Project management, Business development and marketing, Scientific Communication).
Project tasks and objectives
Recycling waste CO2 is a major environmental, economic and societal priority. In fact, CO2 could become a raw material for a “green” organic chemistry or fuel production.
The use of plasma-catalysis to achieve efficient CO2 conversion is an innovative and ambitious approach, requiring multidisciplinary expertise.
The PIONEER network join together world experts of plasma physics, catalysis, chemical engineering and numerical modeling to provide the most complete environment to educate a new generation of plasma-catalysis experts, capable of conceiving and realizing innovative processes based on CO2 recycling. Please visit the website of the project: www.co2pioneer.eu
3 research work packages within PIONEER:
- To gain deeper knowledge on the fundamentals and mechanisms of CO2 plasmas interacting with surfaces and the physicochemical phenomena involved, including CO2 dissociation
- To develop advanced, active, selective and robust catalytic systems specially formulated for plasma-catalytic coupling to optimize CO2 valorization
- To explore innovative routes for plasma-catalyst interaction, study novel reactor designs involving various types of exposure of the catalytic materials to different kinds of plasmas of diverse energy density
France: Sorbonne Université
The Netherlands: Eindhoven University of Technology
United Kingdom: University of York
The Netherlands: Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research – NWO-I (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Portugal: Instituto Superior Tecnico
France: CNRS- LCS; Normandie Université
Poland: AGH University of Science Technology
Spain: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC); University of Zaragoza
Romania: University of Bucharest
Italy: University of Trento
Belgium: University of Antwerp
United Kingdom: University of Liverpool
France: Ecole Polytechnique; Université Paris-Saclay
The full description of each position is available at the Pioneer website: www.co2pioneer.eu
ESR 1: Electric fields on catalyst covered dielectric surfaces under plasma exposure
Host institution: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e – EPG)
Joint institution: Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay (CNRS-LPP),
ESR 2: CO2 dissociation for value-added products at atmospheric pressure using tailored radio-frequency and nanosecond pulsed power input
Host institution: University of York
Joint institution: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e – EPG)
ESR 3: Improving the energy efficiency of CO2 conversion and activation in a microwave plasma by a combination of experiments and modelling
Host institution: University of Antwerp
Joint institution: Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (Eindhoven University of Technology)
ESR 4: Energy input and relaxation in atmospheric pressure CO2 plasmas
Host institution: Instituto Superior Tecnico -IPFN (Técnico Lisboa)
Joint institution: University of York
ESR 5: Valorization and optimization of plasma assisted CO2 catalytic reduction of CO2 methanation
Host institution: Instituto Superior Tecnico - CATHPRO (Técnico Lisboa)
Joint institution: CNRS-LCS, Normandie Université
ESR 6: Efficient catalysts preparation for plasma-assisted CO2 methanation
Host institution: CNRS-LCS, Normandie Université
Joint institution: AGH University of Science Technology
ESR 7: Novel catalysts for plasma-assisted tri-reforming of methane
Host institution: AGH University of Science Technology
Joint institution: University of Trento
ESR 8: Nanostructured catalysts for plasma assisted CO2 methanation
Host institution: CSIC- ICB (University of Zaragoza)
Joint institution: Sorbonne Université
ESR 9: Tayloring selectivity with different plasma sources
Host institution: Sorbonne Université
Joint institution: Instituto Superior Tecnico - CATHPRO (Técnico Lisboa)
ESR 10: Plasma-catalytic CO2 hydrogenation for the production of molecules for green chemistry
Host institution: University of Liverpool
Joint institution: University of Antwerp
ESR 11: Time-resolved detection of transient species in nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges for CO2 conversion
Host institution: University of Trento
Joint institution: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e –PMP)
ESR 12: Bending and stretching to promote catalysis
Host institution: DIFFER, NWO-I (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Joint institution: University of Liverpool
ESR 13: Investigating methods to vibrationally excite CO2 with plasma
Host institution: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e –PMP)
Joint institution: Instituto Superior Tecnico -IPFN (Técnico Lisboa)
ESR 14: Plasma-assisted production of organic acids by reacting CO2 with water
Host institution: University of Bucarest
Joint institution: CSIC - ICB (University of Zaragoza)
ESR15: Role of vibrationally excited molecules on catalytic surfaces
Host institution: Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay (CNRS-LPP)
Joint institution: University of Bucarest
How to apply:
Applicants must first prepare all requested documents and complete the online application on the Pioneer website: www.co2pioneer.eu/applications/
The applicants must select two ESR positions in order of preference. If the applicant is selected for more than one position, the order of preference in the application will be taken into account.
The deadline to submit the required documentation online is June 3rd, 2019.
The recruitment will be in accordance with the European Charter and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. It will follow an open, transparent, impartial, equitable and merit-based procedure.
Deadline to apply: June 3rd, 2019
Pre-selection: once the eligibility criteria are validated, the first selection will be based on CV, academic achievements, experiences, skills and motivation letter.
Interviews: short-listed candidates will be interviewed (May-June 2019)
Eligibility criteria: please check carefully that you are eligible; all conditions below are compulsory
The candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization (employer) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the start date (recruitment in September 2019). Note: the mobility rule applies to the first institution where the ESR is recruited, and not to the second institution to which the ESR is sent.
The ESR will receive a Living Allowance and a Mobility allowance (i.e., gross salary) in accordance with H2020 MSCA ITN rules. ESRs who qualify regarding family, will receive a family allowance. Details about the approximate gross salary per country are given at each position. We emphasize that the salary of each ESR is very competitive. The salaries are adjusted to the living costs in the countries of each of the participant units, according to H2020 MSCA rules.
More information at: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/
Additional benefits: participation to network events, conferences, and workshops; acquiring industrial expertise during the industrial secondment; business and hands-on training; large degree of cross-country academic and industrial mobility; acquiring high competence in terms of innovation, autonomy, integrity, and ethics; benefiting from the interdisciplinary nature of the partnerships.
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|Title||15 PhD positions for European Joint Doctorate in Plasma and Catalysis|
|Published||April 4, 2019|
|Application deadline||June 3, 2019|
|Job types||PhD  |
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