Applications are invited for the above post to work on the project “NECtAR: Nanofluidic Energy Conversion using reActive suRfaces”, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Water desalination and sustainable energy harvesting are among the greatest challenges of our society, and nanofluidics offers promising solutions to address them. Nanofluidic energy conversion systems rely on electrokinetic (EK) effects, which couple different types of transport (hydrodynamic, electric, ionic, thermal…) at interfaces. EK effects are sensitive to the molecular detail of interfaces, and should thus depend on their physical chemistry. Yet the possibility to couple surface reactivity and EK transport to enhance the performance of nanofluidic devices has never been studied to the best of our knowledge.

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