Research Project Description
Post-doctoral scholar in CO2 separation process design and optimization
National Energy Technology Laboratory, DOE
U.S. Department of Energy
Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA
A post-doc is sought with experience in gas separations process design and optimization. The incumbent will be modeling membrane, sorbent and/or solvent systems for both pre- and post-combustion capture of CO2 from syngas & flue gas. This work will result in an evaluation of energy consumption and cost for CO2 capture systems being developed at NETL. In particular, new and innovative process designs for solvent & membrane based gas separation will be developed.
Our research group studies gas separations for industrial energy applications with an emphasis on solvent, sorbent, and membrane materials. The incumbent will become part of a dynamic research group addressing all aspects of materials development including molecular modeling, synthesis and characterization, device fabrication, performance testing, and systems analysis. The incumbent will work closely with experimentalists to model systems that are based on real materials being developed at NETL. The position will be located at NETL in Pittsburgh, PA or Morgantown, WV.
Minimum qualifications: An M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, with experience and publications in process design and optimization
Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Experience with Aspen or similar systems analysis software; previous modeling of gas separation systems; previous modeling of power generation systems; experience with solvent based absorption and desorption systems for CO2 capture and regeneration; experience with membrane modeling and theory.
Start date: Jan 1st, 2014
Location: Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA
Term of employment: Full time; renewable for up to three years total
Salary information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; competitive benefits package
Application closing date: Open until filled
How to Apply:
Applicants should apply through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) program (orise.orau.gov). NETL utilizes the ORISE program to support research and work within NETL’s Office of Research & Development.
• Interested applicants should complete the online application at https://netl.orau.gov/
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