Special Interest Group No.5 - Mineral & Inorganic Crystallography
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Ph.D. project focusing on Mineral nucleation in nanoporous media

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Institution: University Grenoble Alpes, France

Mission (scientific project):

the Geochemistry group at ISTerre, through the ANR-funded project “Dynamic characterization and modeling of coupled structural - chemical - and transport processes: a multiscale approach”, is interested in understanding the control that nanoconfinement exerts on the thermodynamics and kinetics of mineral precipitation processes, and in turn, how these affect macroscopic transport properties.
To achieve these goals, synchrotron-based X-ray and neutron scattering techniques, and advanced electron microscopy and tomography experiments will be employed. These will be coupled to wet chemistry column experiments to gain an overall understanding of precipitation kinetics, mineralogy of secondary authigenic phases, and cation adsorption processes in nanoconfined environments.

Required Profile:

We are seeking an outstanding and motivated candidate with a Masters degree in a relevant chemistry, materials science or geosciences discipline. A strong command of the English language (both written and spoken) is necessary. The application file should contain a detailed CV, copies of university grades (Bachelors and Masters levels), a cover letter, and the addresses of two referees.


Nov. 30st 2018