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3 years CEMEF PhD position: Textiles recycling: making new high-added value materials

Postée le 24 juil.

Lieu : - 2/3 : CEMEF/Mines ParisTech [1, rue Claude Daunesse, CS 10207, 06904 Sophia Antipolis, France] - 1/3 : RAPSODEE/IMT Albi-Carmaux [Route de Teillet 81013 Albi, France]  · Contrat : CDD · Rémunération : about 26 k€/year €

Société : MINES ParisTech – CEMEF

CEMEF, which stands for Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux, or Centre for Material Forming, is a leading research centre in the field of material forming. It was created in 1974 and is located in the Sophia Antipolis science park, near Nice in the south of France. It is a research laboratory of MINES ParisTech and has been associated with CNRS, the French National Science Foundation since 1979.
CEMEF develops global approaches in material forming (polymers, bio-polymers, elastomers, metals, alloys...), combining physics, physical chemistry, mechanics, thermics, modelling, numerical simulation (finite element methods, meshing, fluid-structure coupling...). The scientific developments are applied to forming processes: injection molding, extrusion, forging, machining, rolling, welding... It has about 160 people, including 70 PhD students.

Description du poste

Project description
Due to the growth of population, the demand for textile products is increasing, leading, as a consequence, to the increase of their waste. Currently, most of textile waste is either incinerated or landfilled. Modern textiles are multicomponent materials making their recycling challenging. Innovative solutions are needed to help building circular economy
The goal of this work is to make new high-added value materials from waste textiles based on mixed natural (cotton, wool) and synthetic (polyester) components. The components will be separated and new high-added value porous materials, bio-aerogels, will be made.
The work is at the frontier of polymer chemical physics and materials’ processing. It will involve the use of various techniques, including formulation, rheology, optical and electron microscopies, characterisation of solutions, blends and porous materials, and the understanding of thermodynamics of mixed solvents for cellulose and wool dissolution.
The experimental work will be performed in CEMEF (2/3) and in RAPSODEE (1/3) laboratories in close collaboration with CTP in what concerns theoretical thermodynamics. CEMEF is world leader in the development of biomass-based materials, in particular, in bio-aerogels. RAPSODEE is expert in shaping and characterization of divided solids/powders and CTP is a recognized expert in thermophysical properties and phase diagram determination, especially in solvent screening.
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Profil recherché

The position is for a student with Master degree.
Skills: knowledge in polymer chemical physics, capability to work in group, fluent in English, mobility, motivation and sense of initiative and capability to report regularly on his/her work.

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