PhD position on MAS-DNP applied to biosourced materials

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

Gaël DE PAËPE

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: www.nmr-dnp-grenoble.net
Interested candidates should contact me rapidly: gael.depaepe@cea.fr.
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). https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202105318.

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. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0sc06959k.
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. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9sc06312a.
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. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cp06819d. 

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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.8b07102. 

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. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SC05696J.
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. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03874.