PhD position on MAS-DNP applied to biosourced materials

Fully funded PhD available on MAS-DNP applied to biosourced materials at Univ. Grenoble Alpes


PhD topic: Regioselective modification of cellulose nanocrystals: advanced characterization by DNP-NMR and design of innovative 2D and 3D assemblies
Starting date: October 2022
Application deadline: March 31st.
Collaboration between two research units from Grenoble: IRIG-MEM (CEA/UGA) and CERMAV (CNRS/UGA)

More information about the lab and a list of recent publications can be found here:
Interested candidates should contact me rapidly:
Grenoble is one of the major cities in Europe for research with a large international scientific community. In addition, Grenoble has a large international student population, is a very pleasant city to live in, and is known as the “Capital of the Alps” with easy access to great skiing and hiking. It’s also only 2 hours’ drive to the Mediterranean Sea, Italy, or Switzerland. Grenoble, Lyon, and Geneva airports are nearby and permit straightforward international travel.

Recent work for our group:

M. Terlecki, S. Badoni, M.K. Leszczyński, S. Gierlotka, I. Justyniak, H. Okuno, M. Wolska-Pietkiewicz, D. Lee, G. De Paëpe, J. Lewiński, ZnO Nanoplatelets with Controlled Thickness: Atomic Insight into Facet-Specific Bimodal Ligand Binding Using DNP NMR, Adv. Funct. Mater. (2021).

D. Gauto, O. Dakhlaoui, I. Marin-Montesinos, S. Hediger, G. De Paëpe, Targeted DNP for biomolecular solid-state NMR, Chem. Sci. 12 (2021) 6223–6237.
A. Kumar, H. Durand, E. Zeno, C. Balsollier, B. Watbled, C. Sillard, S. Fort, I. Baussanne, N. Belgacem, D. Lee, J. Bras, G. De Paëpe, The surface chemistry of a nanocellulose drug carrier unravelled by MAS-DNP, Chem. Sci. 11 (2020) 3868–3877.
F. Mentink-Vigier, A.-L. Barra, J. Van Tol, S. Hediger, D. Lee, G. De Paëpe, De novo prediction of cross-effect efficiency for magic angle spinning dynamic nuclear polarization, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 21 (2019) 2166–2176. 

H. Banda, S. Périé, B. Daffos, P.-L. Taberna, L. Dubois, O. Crosnier, P. Simon, D. Lee, G. De Paëpe, F. Duclairoir, Sparsely Pillared Graphene Materials for High-Performance Supercapacitors: Improving Ion Transport and Storage Capacity, ACS Nano. 13 (2019) 1443–1453. 

I. Marin-Montesinos, D. Goyard, E. Gillon, O. Renaudet, A. Imberty, S. Hediger, G. De Paëpe, Selective high-resolution DNP-enhanced NMR of biomolecular binding sites, Chem. Sci. 10 (2019) 3366–3374.
A.N. Smith, K. Märker, S. Hediger, G. De Paëpe, Natural Isotopic Abundance 13C and 15N Multidimensional Solid-State NMR Enabled by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10 (2019) 4652–4662.