PhD opportunities

2022

6- IC2MP, Université de Poitiers.

5 – Laboratoire Georges Friedel (CNRS UMR 5307) Centre SPIN – Département PEG, Mines Saint-Etienne.

4- l’Institut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orléans (Université d’Orléans), et le BRGM (plateforme MIMAROC, Orléans.

3 – Institut des Sciences de la terre d’Orléans (ISTO).

  • Thesis topic: Origin and chemical partitioning of pharmaceutical and metallic contaminants in water, colloids and sediment compartments at the scale of a peri-urban watershed: a field – laboratory coupling approach. Details…
  • Supervisors: Dr. Lydie Le Forestier lydie.leforestier@univ-orleans.fr, Dr. Anaëlle Simonneau anaelle.simonneau@univ-orleans.fr

2 – Laboratoire de Physique du Solide, Géosciences Paris Saclay, Université Paris‐Saclay, france.

  • Thesis topic: The role of the finely divided materials in arsenic dynamic – natural attenuation versus  induced attenuation. Details…
  • Supervisor: Alexandra COURTIN

1 – ISTERRE, University of Grenoble, France.

  • Thesis topic: Abiotic reactivity of minerals at elevated H2 concentrations – Experiments and reactive transport modeling applied to deep aquifers. Details…
  • Supervisors: Laurent Truche laurent.truche@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr  –  Roland Hellmann

2021

17- Geochemistry Lab, Southern Illinois University, USA.

  • Thesis topic: Ph.D. position in planetary mineralogy/geochemistry. Details…
  • Supervisors: Dr. Liliana Lefticariu (lefticar@siu.edu)

16-  Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (LPS), Orsay, France.

15- Aix Marseille University (France): CEREGE (Site de l’Arbois, Aix en Provence), IMBE (St Jérôme, Marseille).

14- UMR 5243, HELOUR-019, Université de Montpellier.

  • Thesis topic: Sedimentary and geochronological record of Ypresian thermal events in Occitanie: stratigraphic, paleogeographic, climatic and tectonic implications M/W. Details…
  • Supervisors: Flavia GIRARD, Fabrice LIHOREAU, Johan YANS
  • Application Deadline : 28 June 2021 -> Apply

13- ED 398 Géosciences, Ressources Naturelles et Environnement, MINES ParisTech et WSP France.

  • Thesis topic : Quantification de l’érosion des couvertures du Centre de Stockage de la Manche en fonction de leurs caractéristiques géotechniques et de la pluviométrie. Details…
  • Supervisors : Jean-Louis Grimaud (MINES ParisTech) jean-louis.grimaud@mines-paristech.fr ; Olivier Stab (MINES ParisTech) ; Olivier BENOIT (WSP), Matthieu VERSTAEVEL (WSP), Daniel REY (WSP)

12- Earth Science Institute (ISTerre, CNRS & Univ. Grenoble Alpes), France and the Surface Processes department of the Institute of Resource Ecology at HZDR (Institute of Resource Ecology – Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, HZDR), Germany.

  • Thesis topic: Redox reactivity of Selenium in environmental geomedia. Details…
  • Supervisors:  Dr. Alejandro Fernandez-Martinez (ISTerre, CNRS & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France) alex.fernandez-martinez@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr  ; Dr. Norbert Jordan (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany) n.jordan@hzdr.de ; Prof. Laurent Charlet (ISTerre, CNRS & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France) ; ANDRA Engineers (Paris, France)

11- Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), CNRS-Univ. Nantes UMR 6502, Nantes, France – Département de génie civil et du bâtiment, Groupe béton, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada – Laboratoire Géomatériaux et Interactions Environnementales, Université Gustave Eiffel, Bouguenais, France.

10- Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (LPS), Orsay ; ISTerre, Grenoble and Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France.

  • Thesis topic: Hydrogen in anisotropic clay mesopores: structural, thermodynamical and dynamical features. Details…
  • Supervisors: Pascale Launois (LPS), Laurent Truche (ISTerre), Stéphane Rols (Institut Laue-Langevin)

9- Université d’Odense, Dannemark.

  • Thesis topic: Interdisciplinary PhD Project in the Development of Selective Sorbents for Phosphate Recovery from Polluted Water. Details…
  • Supervisor: Ulla Gro Nielsen ugn@sdu.dk

8- Direction régionale des Pays de la Loire à Nantes (LoireAtlantique), pour moitié au centre de géosciences de Fontainebleau (MinesParisTech).

7- Laboratoire d’Archéologie Moléculaire et Structurale, UMR8220, Sorbonne University, Paris.

6- ED 398 Géosciences, Ressources Naturelles et Environnement Sorbonne University, 75005 Paris.

5- IC2MP, Poitiers & ORANO, Paris.

4- Georessources, Univeristy of lorraine, France.

3- ISTerre, Grenoble, France .

2- Karisruher Insitut für Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany.

  • Thesis topic: Within the framework of the BMWi-funded Sandwich Main Project (Sandwich-HP), the hydraulic sandwich sealing system developed by KIT will be tested on a large scale in the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory (CH). Details…
  • Supervisor: K. Emmerich katja.emmerich@kit.edu

1- EA 4592 G&E, UMR 5797 (Université de Bordeaux), UMR 5150 LFCR (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour).

  • Thesis topic: Processus physico-chimiques et Impacts des fuites de CO2 – CH4 lors d’un stockage géologique sur les aquifères carbonatés proche surface. Approche expérimentale in situ et en laboratoire. Details…
  • Primary referents: Adrian Cerepi adrian.cerepi@ipb.fr and Corinne loisy corinne.loisy@ipb.fr

2020

5- laboratoire GeoRessources de l’Université de Lorraine.
  • Thesis topic: Propriétés des réservoirs géothermiques en contexte volcanique, utilisation des techniques de RMN et de résistivité électrique. Details…
  • Primary referent: Yves Géraud yves.geraud@univ-lorraine.fr
4- The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Switzerland.
  • Thesis topic: To perform research towards the molecular-scale understanding of competitive cation adsorption on swelling clay minerals. Details…
  • Primary referent: Maria Marques maria.marques@psi.ch
3- Université de Rennes 1.
2- Université de Rennes 1.
1- Université de Rennes 1.

2019

23 – Laboratoire d’Etude des Microstructures et de Mécanique des Matériaux, LEM3, UMR CNRS 7239, Metz, Université de Lorraine.

22 – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven).

21 – CERI Matériaux & Procédés – Laboratoire de Génie Civil et de géoEnvironnement (LGCgE), 59500 DOUAI, France and LRMH (Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments historiques) – Pôle Béton29, 77420 Champs-sur-Marne, France.

  1. Thesis topic: CASSIS project: Cement Archeometry and SynthesiS: InsightS from the 19th century binders and their durability. Details…
  2. Primary referents: Vincent Thiery vincent.thiery@imt-lille-douai.fr, Myriam Bouichou myriam.bouichou@culture.gouv.fr 

20 – CSTB (Champs-sur-Marne) near Paris.

19 – The PhD subject proposed at PHENIX laboratory (Sorbonne University, Paris) in collaboration with IPCMS-Strasbourg (group of O. Ersen) and IFPEN-Rueil-Malmaison (group of L. Barré).

18 – BRGM + LBNL (USA) and ISTO (France), host University: University of Orléans.

  • Thesis topic: Modeling coupled transport processes through semi-permeable membranes with a reactive transport modeling approach. Details…
  • Primary referent: Christophe Tournassat (BRGM, ISTO) (c.tournassat@brgm.fr)

17 – Application deadline: no later than May 15th 2019 – Hydrasa team of the Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers (IC2MP), France.

16 – BRGM/ ICMN/ ISTO, University of Orléans, France.

  • Thesis topic:  Study and development of an innovative and eco-compatible composite material for the universal and reversible trapping of metallic pollutants: application to the remediation of industrial effluents and recycling of metals. Details…
  • Primary referents: ISTO: Fabrice MULLER (fabrice.muller@univ-orleans.fr) – BRGM: Alain SERON (a.seron@brgm.fr)  – ICMN: Sandrine Delpeux-Ouldriane (sandrine.delpeux@cnrs-orleans.fr)

15 – IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), Rueil-Malmaison and EA 4592 Géoressources et Environnement, Pessac, France.

  • Thesis topic: Multiscale study of reactive transport processes : Numerical modeling using Adaptative Mesh Refinement for CO2 leakage in a carbonate aquifer. Details…
  • Primary referents: Dr. BACHAUD Pierre (pierre.bachaud@ifpen.fr) and Dr. BOUQUET Sara (sarah.bouquet@ifpen.fr)

14 – Institut de Génie Civil et Mécanique (GeM), Central School of Nantes co-supervised with the University of Rome TorVergata (Italy).

  • Thesis topic: Relations entre la microstructure, les déformations et les écoulements dans des matériaux de faible perméabilité en conditions de saturation partielles. Details…
  • Primary referents: Julien Réthoré (julien.rethore@ec-nantes.fr) and Francesca Casini (co-supervisor in Italie: francesca.casini@uniroma2.it)

13 – Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Microbiology for Materials and the Environment (LCPME), Villers-lès-Nancy.

12 – Ifsttar de Champs sur Marne (MAST/ CPDM)

11 – Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL, Grenoble) and Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (LPS, Orsay) 

10 – GEOAZUR

  • Thesis topic: Study of metallic contamination in two hydrosystems (Mexican and New Caledonian) impacted by mining activities: ecological state, reactivity and transport of contaminants. Details…
  • Primary referent: Christophe RENAC (christophe.renac@unice.fr)

9 –  UMR 8187LOG, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale,32 avenue Foch, 62930 Wimereux 

Candidatures: Interested candidates are invited to send by e-mail before Monday 25 March a detailed CV, a letter of motivation, a copy of the last diplomas, the Master 1 and 2 marks obtained and possibly up to two letters of recommendation. 

8 – « Transfers, Reactivity, Materials for Clean Processes » of the Institute of Material Science of Mulhouse

  • Thesis topic: Synthesis of catalysts based on iron-rich hybrid talc-like lamellar materials for application in advanced oxidation processes. Details…
  • Primary referent: Lionel Limousy (lionel.limousy@uha.fr)
  • Other supervisor: Liva Dzene (liva.dzene@uha.fr)

7 – GeoRessources – Université de Lorraine – CNRS – CREGU

Candidatures: send a CV, a letter of motivation and the name of two referees by email to the five contact persons above before march 31th.

6 – IFSTTAR/Université de Sherbrooke 

5 – University of Orléans, Ecole doctorale Energie, Matériaux, Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers (EMSTU)

4 –  Deadline for application May 15th 2019: Institute of Chemistry of Clermont-Ferrand

  • Thesis topic: Title of the thesis: Elaboration of Layered Double Hydroxide based materials with tunable hierarchical porosity. Details…
  • Primary referent: Vanessa prevot (vanessa.prevot@uca.fr)

3 –  University of Limoges / ISM –University of Bordeaux

2 – The online application and supporting documents are due by Monday 21st January 2019 and References should arrive no later than Monday 28th January 2019 – University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

  • Thesis topic: Self-lubrication carbon coatings for aerospace dry drilling application. Details…
  • Primary referents: Prof Haitao Ye  and Prof Marco Oggioni

1 – The online application and supporting documents are due by Monday 21st January 2019 and References should arrive no later than Monday 28th January 2019 – University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

  • Thesis topic: Surface functionalised nanodiamonds for antimicrobial resistance application. Details…
  • Primary referents: Prof Haitao Ye  and Prof Marco Oggioni

2018

11 – June: The thesis will take place in Orléans, on the BRGM site, with periods of travel at the University of Limoges.

  • Thesis topic: Fabrication d’agrégats en filière de construction de sol : influence de la qualité des liaisons organo-minérales sur les propriétés des Anthroposols. Details…
  • Primary referents: Samuel COUSSY (BRGM) s.coussy@brgm.fr ; à Emmanuel JOUSSEIN (Université de Limoges)  emmanuel.joussein@unilim.fr

10 – May:  Delaware Environmental Institute, Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, 221 Academy St., Suite 250A, University of Delaware, Newark.

  • Thesis topic: Graduate student position in environmental soil chemistry. Details…
  • Primary referent: Donald L. Sparks, dlsparks@udel.edu

9 – May: ISTO (Institut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orléans) et du BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières).

8 – May: Laboratoire Géomatériaux et Environnement, UPEM – Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée.

7 – April: ICCF UMR CNRS 6296, Université Clermont Auvergne.

  • Thesis topic: Elaboration of Layered Double Hydroxides based composite materials with tunable hierarchical porosity by freeze-casting. Details…
  • Primary referent: Vanessa Prevost (DR CNRS) vanessa.prevot@uca.fr

6 – April: Beginning of the thesis planned the Octobre 1st 2018: GEOPS, UMR CNRS 8148, Orsay and IMPMC, UMR CNRS 7590, Paris.

5 – March: Beginning of the thesis planned the Octobre 1st 2018: UMR CNRS 7315 Centre Européen de la Céramique, Limoges.

4 – March: Beginning of the thesis planned the Octobre 1st 2018: UMR CNRS 7315 Centre Européen de la Céramique, Limoges.

  • Thesis topic: Développement de matériaux absorbants pour les antennes à base de liant géopolymère. Details…
  • Primary referents:  S. Rossignol (IRCER) sylvie.rossignol@unilim.fr  et M. Lalande / O. Tantot (XLIM) Université de Limoges.

3 – March – Team HydrASA, Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers (IC2MP).

2 – March: Laboratoire Navier, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, in Champs-sur-Marne, just outside Paris.

1 – February: Beginning of the thesis planned the Octobre 1st 2018 – Institut de Science de Matériaux de Mulhouse. 

  • Thesis topic: Elaboration de peintures zéolithiques pour la décontamination moléculaire en orbite. Details…
  • Primary referent: Jean DAOU (MPC-IS2M)  jean.daou@uha.fr