Open PhD position: New nanostructured bio-based materials for high performance thermal insulation.
CEMEF PhD thesis: New nanostructured bio-based materials for high performance thermal insulation
Global objective of work
The work is at the frontier of polymer chemical physics, materials’ processing and understanding of thermal conductivity of porous materials. It will involve the use of various approaches and techniques such as formulation, thermal conductivity measurements, rheology, optical and electron microscopies, characterisation of solutions, gels and porous materials. A certain part of work will be devoted to the basic modelling of thermal conductivity properties.
- C.RUDAZ, R. COURSON, L. BONNET, S. CALAS-ETIENNE, H. SALLEE and T. BUDTOVA, “Aeropectin: fully biomass-based mechanically strong and thermal super-insulating aerogel”, Biomacromolecules, 15, 2188−2195 (2014).
- S. ZHAO, W. J. MALFAIT, A. DEMILECAMPS, Y. ZHANG, S.L BRUNNER, L. HUBER, P. TINGAUT, A. RIGACCI, T. BUDTOVA, M. M. KOEBEL, “Strong, Thermally Superinsulating, Biopolymer-Silica Aerogel Hybrids by Cogelation of Silicic Acid with Pectin”, Angewandte Chemie Intl Ed, 54 (48), 14282–14286 (2015)
- G. MARKEVICIUS, R. LADJ, P. NIEMEYER, T. BUDTOVA, A. RIGACCI, “Ambient-dried thermal superinsulating monolithic silica-based aerogels with short cellulosic fibers” J. Material Science, 52, 2210–2221 (2017)
- J. JAXEL, G. MARKEVICIUS, A. RIGACCI, T. BUDTOVA, “Thermal superinsulating silica aerogels reinforced with short man-made cellulose fibers” Composites: Part A 103, 113–121 (2017)
- L. DRUEL, R. BARDL, W. VORWERG, T. BUDTOVA, “Starch aerogels: a member of the family of thermal super-insulating materials”, Biomacromolecules 18 (12), 4232–4239 (2017)
- F. ZOU, T. BUDTOVA, “Polysaccharide-based aerogels for thermal insulation and superinsulation: an overview” Carbohydrate Polymers, 266, 118130 (2021)
Candidate profile and skills
polymers and/or materials’ engineering
- Industrial field: Mechanics and Materials
- Location:Mines Paris-PSL, CEMEF, Sophia Antipolis
- Keywords: Gels, bio-aerogels, polysaccharides, thermal conductivity of porous materials
- Cooperation: This PhD project is funded by a doctoral contract from Mines Paris.
- Duration: 3 years
- Team: Group “Biobased Polymers and Composites” [BIO] and “Computational Solid Mechanics ” [CSM] (CEMEF) and group Materials and Processes for Energy (PERSEE)
- Tatiana Budtova (CEMEF)
- Arnaud Rigacci (PERSEE)
- papers requiered to apply:
- your most recent CV
- Detailed, official proof of your grades during your most recent studies(maximum 3)
- One or more references from professors or heads of training programmes