Laser processing engineer (PhD)

Talence, France Fixed-term


Created in 2007, ALPhANOV is a technology centre member of the excellence cluster ‘Route des lasers et des hyper frequences’ and has today more than 95 employees. ALPhANOV targets the development of cutting-edge and innovative solutions, products, and techniques in the field of optics and laser technology for a variety of different markets, such as aeronautics, aerospace, medicine, luxury and military. Located in the Institute of Optics of Aquitaine, ALPhANOV is a key player in the field of optics and lasers in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region.
ALPhANOV is well reputed for its capacity to identify key-innovation technologies promoting, all along his history, the creation of new companies and spin-off (20 since the creation).

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Job description

In the framework of the EU project GIGAGREEN, one position is available from January 2023 onwards for 18 months. GIGAGREEN aims to develop innovative materials and fabrication processes for “3+gen” batteries technology. ALPhANOV will contribute showing the advantages of surface functionalisation by Ultra-Short Pulse (USP) laser. In particular, innovative laser texturing strategies to improve the adhesion of active materials with charge extractors will be developed. Extension of solutions over large area will be addressed as well.
You will be embedded into a team of researcher, engineers and technicians, part of the Laser Processing department. 

Main Duties :

  • designing, implementing and validating USP structuring/patterning processes for specific surface functionalization applications;
  • carrying out surfaces characterization;
  • developing new strategies and approaches for an effective, reliable and economically convenient USP Laser surface structuring/patterning extension over large area;
  • presenting the results at workshop, meetings and conferences.


The applicant must:

  • have a PhD (Master) in Laser Matter interaction or Surface functionalization by laser, Laser processing or similar
  • possesses solid scientific and technical background in laser matter interaction with ultrashort pulses for different materials type (metals, ceramics, glass, etc.). Knowledge in electrochemistry and battery technology will be an asset.   
  • be innovative in technology development
  • be fluent in English, ideally in French as well
Details about the job
Talence, France
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