IMT Atlantique, internationally recognised for the quality of its research, is a leading general engineering school under the aegis of the Ministry of Industry and Digital Technology, ranked in the three main international rankings (THE, SHANGHAI, QS).
Located on three campuses, Brest, Nantes and Rennes, IMT Atlantique aims to combine digital technology and energy to transform society and industry through training, research and innovation. It aims to be the leading French higher education and research institution in this field on an international scale. With 290 researchers and permanent lecturers, 1000 publications and 18 M€ of contracts, it supervises 2300 students each year and its training courses are based on cutting-edge research carried out within 6 joint research units: GEPEA, IRISA, LATIM, LABSTICC, LS2N and SUBATECH.
The Department of Energy Systems and Environment (DSEE) of IMT Atlantique is based on the Nantes campus. It has about 70 staff members including 20 permanent professors (10 HDR), 6 engineers and technicians as well as 3 administrative staff, PhD students, research engineers and post-doctoral students. The department is part of the UMR CNRS 6144 GEPEA developing research in process engineering applied to bio-resources and eco-technologies through 3 research teams: Treatment Water Air Metrology (TEAM), Valorisation Energy / Material of Residues and Treatment of Emissions (VERTE), Optimisation - System - Energy (OSE). In this context, the DSEE is recruiting a post-doctoral student to join the GREEN team in the framework of the collaborative research project EMINAV (Emissions into the atmosphere from ships) financed by the ADEME and led by ESTACA in partnership with IMT Atlantique/GEPEA, ENSM, Penn Ar Bed, Brittany Ferries, Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique and ECOGAS The EMINAV project aims to evaluate, in the most complete way possible, the gaseous and particulate pollutant emissions related to maritime transport, for two types of engines and under usage conditions. This project complements an ongoing project called CAPNAV, which focuses on the characterization of fine particle emissions from engines. The measurement campaigns carried out simultaneously within the framework of the CAPNAV and EMINAV projects will make it possible to take gas samples directly at the emission point and to analyze the polluting emissions, both gaseous and particulate. Two types of engines will be studied: conventional marine diesel engines without pollution control systems, and engines running on liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The contribution of the ITM Atlantic/GEPEA laboratory concerns the characterization of emitted VOCs. The heaviest VOCs adsorbed then condensed on the surface of the particles are characterized in the CAPNAV project by sampling on filter and analysis in GC/MS. The lightest VOCs will be sampled and/or analyzed in gas phase in the EMINAV project. Two techniques will be implemented, in situ via a micro-GC bay and an indirect analysis method by sampling on cartridges then analysis in the laboratory by GC/MS.
The recruited candidate will be in charge of
He/she should have skills/experience in gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy coupling, ideally experience in engine emissions, as well as an interest in experimentation under real conditions. In addition, the candidate will have to justify organizational skills for the realization and the follow-up ofthe measurement campaigns.