Post-Doctoral Researcher position in developing a novel reactor for direct air capture of CO2
Are you an experienced researcher with a Ph.D. interested in continuing your pursuit of scientific questions in a diverse, ambitious, and competitive environment? Are you someone with the desire to improve your mentorship skills, develop your research ideas, establish new collaborations, and pursue new funding opportunities? We have a vacancy for a postdoc in the direct air capture process of CO2. Will you join our team?
We, the Thermal Engineering Laboratory (TE), have an open postdoctoral position available in the research domain of CO2 capture from ambient air. The job includes the design, development, and testing of a novel reactor with a solid sorbent for direct air capture reactor of CO2. The reactor should be scaled up to a medium-scale DAC system relevant to the Coca Cola European Partners (CCEP) production process. It captures CO2 from the ambient air and releases it as a CO2-rich gas for applications such as carbonated soft drinks.
Project aim and description
You will perform the development, modeling, and experimental testing of a novel reactor for CO2 capture from ambient air for the CCEP production processes. Your research will include both the the selection of a suitable CO2 sorbent material and the development of a novel reactor at lab scale. Furthermore, you will design the complete DAC system including efficient heat management, and perform a techno-economic analysis. You will also be responsible for reporting and interaction with the CCEP team as well.
Your first responsibility is to carry out the research, but you are also encouraged to acquire experience in supervising MSc students.
Information and application
You are welcome to contact Dr. Abhishek Kumar Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions you might have.
Are you interested to be part of our team? You can submit your application until 21st of April 2023, via the "apply now" button and include:
- a cover letter (maximum one A4 page), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications [Please specify the relevance of your experience to the required technical background], and motivations to apply for this position.
- a detailed CV including a publication list, relevant courses attended, and contact details of at least 3 references.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and continuously.
About the organisation
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.