PhD opportunities

Understanding and preventing toxic Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) formation in commonly used plastic parts

Thesis proposal

Area of expertiseComputational mechanics and Materials
Doctoral SchoolSFA - Sciences Fondamentales et Appliquées
SupervisorM. Patrick NAVARD
Co-supervisorMme Alice MIJA
Research unitCentre for material forming
Starting dateOctober 1st 2021
KeywordsPolymers, additives, NIAS, safety, recycling
AbstractThe role of the PhD student is to (a) demonstrate how NIAS are formed, even in very classical and simple conditions, with only a few additives used, (b) show that by modifying processing conditions, NIAS amount and danger can be decreased and (c) assess the safety of recycling.
The project is highly interdisciplinary as it combines analytical and polymer chemistry, materials science and processing and toxicology. It will involve constant collaborations with another PhD student situated in Bordeaux and with the scientists of the project, specialists of other disciplines.
The work is taking place in Nice and Sophia Antipolis (near Antibes).
ProfileChemist with excellent theoretical and practical knowledge in polymer science, analytical chemistry and organic chemistry; with very solid know-how on chemical characterization to be able to work at the interface organic – macromolecular chemistry; fluent in English; highly motivated, pro-active, enthusiastic and dynamic researcher with scientific creativity and with very good communication skills; MSc thesis completed.
FundingFinancement par crédits ANR
PartnershipThèse financée par l’université Côte d’Azur via un projet de l’Agence Nationale pour la Recherche.