Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Mar 2021

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Short profile: Preparation and characterization of bio-based fibrous materials

Category: Associate Professor

Job number: 62 MCF 0132

Field of expertise: 62

Recruitment date: 1st September 2021

Location: PAGORA/LGP2 461 rue de la papeterie 38402 Saint Martin d’Hères

Restricted regime area (ZRR): YES NO

(French governmental protection of scientific and technological research program)

Key words: , Process Engineering


School: Grenoble INP – PAGORA

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Grenoble INP-Pagora is the only French public-school training engineers in lignocellulosic fibers, paper and cardboard, printed communication, packaging and biomaterials industries. It aims to become an international reference on these themes. Pagora acts at the heart of current societal concerns and aims at developing renewable, bio- based, recyclable solutions for many commodity products, such as single-use plastics. Pagora, in complete synergy with the LGP2, has always been able to innovate and anticipate the expectations of its partners and thus offers a training that is as close as possible to new needs in bio-based materials, biofuels and surface functionalization (printed electronics). Over its three-year program, Grenoble INP-Pagora trains students (initial training and apprenticeship) for careers in responsible technical positions and managerial positions in these professions both in France and internationally. The training also gives access to a master's degree in “Biomaterials biorefinery” (course of the Master in Materials Science and Engineering).

Teaching profile:The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses on the physical, mechanical and optical properties of materials, mainly based on lignocellulosic fibres, are central for this position: paper physics course in the 2nd year, practical work and projects of the 1st year and 2nd year related to paper processes. Courses will include : (i) the description of characterisation methods, at different scales, plant fibres and their interactions in suspension and in consolidated networks, (ii) the behaviour of finished materials and (iii) the theoretical approaches (modelling of phenomena) enabling the prediction of the properties of the final materials, in relation to production processes to be implemented and optimised. Priority will be given to applicants with basic knowledge in numerical simulation. The applicant should be expecting to acquire new skills and responsibilities in these courses. At the same time, the successful candidate will be able to teach courses on the themes of material and heat transfers in connection with the development of materials or on practical work in engineering sciences. He or she will supervise apprentices, internships, graduation projects and will be in regular contact with the industrial world. He or she must have an interest for active teaching and will learn and use the methodology that focuses on specific skills’ acquisition that was set up at Pagora. He or she will participate in juries and other educational meetings.


Research laboratory: LGP2 (UMR 5518 Grenoble-INP, UGA et CNRS)


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The Paper Process Engineering Laboratory (LGP2) is a Mixed Research Unit, UMR CNRS 5518, created in 1995 and whose supervisory and partner organizations are Grenoble INP, UGA, CNRS and Agefpi (association law 1901). The unit's workforce (~ 75 people) includes 19 permanent researchers, 20 support staff (8 FTEs), around 30 doctoral students and on average 5 post-docs. LGP2 is made up of 3 research teams (BioChip / MatBio / FunPrint). The position will be assigned to the MatBio team (multi-scale bio-based materials), which aims to develop research in the field of development processes and final properties of bio-based materials with a multidisciplinary and integrated approach (of elementary brick to the final material). The materials studied are mainly heterogeneous fibrous materials (paper and cardboard, nonwovens, felts), flexible films and bio- and nanocomposites. Several applications are targeted such as special papers, materials for packaging, transport, the medical sector or construction.Research Profile:The successful candidate will study the properties of fiber-based bio-based materials in connection with the production processes: unit operations for the manufacture of paper and cardboard, processes for the production and shaping of composites. It is based on experimental approaches for the characterization of cellulose fibers, micro- and nanofibrils and materials produced (physical, mechanical and optical properties) in order to (i) understand the effect of the production processes on the end-properties of materials and provide tools (experimental, theoretical) predictive of the behavior of materials, (ii) establish structure / property relationships (multi-scale approaches). The recruited person must have skills in the following areas (related to bio-based materials based on plant fibers or cellulose microfibrils): (i) thermo-hygromechanical behavior (ii) thermophysical properties and heat transfers, (iii) barrier properties, (iv) production processes (papers, films, composites): formation in an aqueous medium by filtration, extrusion, shaping by compression of prepreg composite materials. Knowledge of reverse engineering will be appreciated.

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