Ph.D. positions

The Ph.D thesis proposed at ICSM are attached to the University of Montpellier and to the "Balard Chemical Sciences" Doctoral School of the University of Montpellier.


Physico-chemical multi-scale modelling of coalescence

Starting date: October 2024

Laboratory: LMCT

Project: In this thesis, we propose to describe for the first time the coalescence of drops in a realistic way by a multi-scale approach to take into account the physicochemical aspects of the phenomena. Firstly, molecular dynamics simulations will allow us to propose a stochastic model where the probability of coalescence will be expressed as a function of geometric parameters (distance and size of drops). Then the role of physico-chemical quantities in the phenomenon will be systematically described (role of surface tension, presence of surfactants, viscosities, etc.).

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Profile: Master of Physics - Master of Chemistry - Engineering School - ENS. After the thesis, the candidate can either continue in the academic field, with a high level of competence in modelling, or move towards industry by developing his/her dual competence in modelling and recycling.

Funding: CEA/DES

Further information: The candidate will join the LMCT group of ICSM and will be enrolled at the doctoral school ED459 Sciences Chimiques Balard of the University of Montpellier (France).

Contact: To apply, please contact Prof. Jean-François Dufrêche ( & Dr. Bertrand Siboulet (