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Lieu de travailToulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France
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    General information

    Reference : UMR5258-JEAGIM-008
    Workplace : PESSAC
    Date of publication : Friday, April 12, 2019
    Scientific Responsible name : Yaocihuatl Medina-Gonzalez
    Type of Contract : PhD candidate contract / Thesis offer
    Contract Period : 36 months
    Start date of the thesis : 1 September 2019
    Proportion of work : Full time
    Remuneration : 2 135,00 ¤ gross monthly

    Description of the thesis topic

    "In situ measurements of the microviscosity in complex systems by using molecular rotors"

    The topic of the thesis proposes an innovative strategy to develop a cost-effective microfluidics device capable to measure and map the microviscosities of complex fluids by using molecular rotors.
    The strategy presented here will be applied to microfluidic processes with the aim to develop low-cost "lab on a chip" devices or sensors.

    Work Context

    Micro rheology is a field in which the study of viscoelasticity of materials serves to consider how their dynamic behavior changes with length scale.
    Applied to complex fluids, this field is of extreme industrial importance: from paints to foods, from oil recovery to processing of plastics, understanding the flow of complex fluids is essential to a wide range of technologies. The microrheology of complex systems still faces significant challenges:
    1) in situ measurements within confined systems;
    2) on line measurements in dynamic microsystems, and
    3) viscosity mapping at the nanoscale.
    Microrheology is closely connected to the field of microfluidics, which considers phenomena such as those involved in ink jet printing, 3D printing, microelectrophoresis on a chip, microvalves and the kinetics of protein crystallization. The overlap is thus quite strong and the fluid mechanics of materials in confined geometries is a common area to the two research fields. The dynamics and the microrheological behavior of confined fluids often change dramatically when, for instance, they are confined near a surface. The interfacial characteristics of gas, liquid and solid interfaces all require individually optimized methods for the measurement of the surface microrheology.

    Constraints and risks

    This thesis work will be developed in collaboration with the Chemical Engineering Laboratory (LGC) at Toulouse, France. Some experiments are
    planned to be held at the LGC so the successful candidate will spend some time in Toulouse during his PhD.

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