Postdoctoral Research Associate in NanoMaterials Enhanced Membranes for Carbon Capture

A 30 month fixed term postdoctoral post is available within the Institute for Materials and Process at the University of Edinburgh to work on Horizon2020-funded collaborative project in the field of membrane separations for carbon capture. The objective of the project is to solve the limits which makes the CO2 capture in pre and post-combustion processes currently not viable in many industrial application. Through the development of innovative materials and process, the project intends to achieve a substantial reduction in energy penalty, a much lower costs, and a reduction of CO2 emissions.

This project is a collaboration with 11 European partners coordinated by the University of Bologna. Several materials will be prepared by the partners and tested at the University of Edinburgh in terms of transport properties and stability. The experimental activities will be accompanied by molecular and process simulation to evaluate the transport in the materials and their effect on the design of the complete process.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the experimental measurements and data analysis, including characterisation of facilitated transport and hybrid membranes; testing in presence of water and impurities will be performed for post-combustion while for pre-combustion applications high pressure and high temperature measurements will be performed. The candidate will also be responsible for evaluating the membranes tested in various process configurations using the in-house developed simulator.

The candidate should have a PhD in Chemical Engineering or other relevant field and have extensive experience in experimental measurement and modelling of membrane systems. The post is expected to start as soon as possible and will be supervised by Dr Maria-Chiara Ferrari. Candidates invited for interview will be informed no later than 2 weeks after the close of applications.

Informal Enquiries to: Dr Maria-Chiara Ferrari.

Salary: £31,656 - £37,768 per annum

Closing Date: Thursday 20th October 2016 at 5pm (GMT)

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