Project summary

This research program aims at the development of integrated photocatalytic micro-structured devices for the continuous synthesis of high value-added organic molecules, such as active pharmaceutical ingredients, through the efficient in situ generation and handling of singlet oxygen. This project is multidisciplinary in essence and requires regular interactions with Chemical Engineers and Physicists.


The applicant must have a degree in (organic) chemistry, and an interest for applied chemistry and physics. The successful applicant is highly motivated and has good problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills.

He/she has a strong background in organic chemistry. He/she is expected to get acquainted with chemical engineering. He/she will contribute to the synthesis and characterization of organic photosensitizers, as well as the development and the optimization of photocatalytic oxygenations on model substrates in microreactors. He/she will contribute to the development of new continuous flow technologies for organic transformations. He/she is expected to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program at the University Liège (see for more information:


4 year (fixed term) stipend within the frame of a Joint Research Action (ARC 15/19-05) at the University of Liège. The successful candidate will join a young, dynamic and multidisciplinary research team.


Interested applicants should send a brief description of research interests, a CV and the names of 3 references to:

Jean-Christophe M. Monbaliu, PhD.