Montpellier, France


A Postdoc position is available from September 2024 for a duration of 18 months under the supervision of Dr. Chrystelle Salameh. The project is funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). The research will be conducted at the European Institute of Membranes (IEM, CNRS UMR5635, UM, ENSCM) at the University of Montpellier.
The project focuses on the design and development of catalytic nanoclusters on a state-of-the-art ceramic support fabricated by stereolithographic 3D printing to create complex ceramic supports. These supports will not only ensure exceptional stability, but will also feature complex morphologies meticulously optimized to enhance reactant flux and interactions with catalytic sites. Two key objectives will be addressed in this work. Firstly, the postdoc will design light-sensitive inorganic precursors for catalyst support. Secondly, he/she will explore the catalytic behavior of 3D-printed catalyst systems, focusing on their efficiency in CO2 hydrogenation, serving as exemplary reactions.
The research will involve a multifaceted approach, combining materials synthesis, catalytic testing with advanced characterization techniques.


Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry, materials science or catalysis. We are looking for bright, motivated candidates who are able to conduct fast-paced research in a team-oriented environment and have good oral and written communication skills. They should have experience in materials synthesis and characterization as well as heterogeneous catalysis. Knowledge of 3D printing is desired but not required. Interested candidates should submit a CV, brief cover letter and two recommendation letters to Dr. Chrystelle Salameh by email: