POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER: BENCH-SCALE CO2 CAPTURE PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION

Location
Lexington, Fayette County
Posted
Feb 25, 2014
Position Type
Postdoc
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY CENTER FOR APPLIED ENERGY RESEARCH SEEKS POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER FOR BENCH-SCALE CO2 CAPTURE PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION The University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) anticipates adding a postdoctoral researcher position in the CO2 capture area. The work at this position will primarily involve cutting edge solvent development and process optimization for CO2 capture on an integrated bench-scale absorption/desorption unit. The success of the work will advance carbon capture technology with low energy consumption towards larger scale readiness. A summary of the position is listed below: Postdoctoral Scholar The University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is seeking to fill an immediate full-time postdoctoral opening. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and optimization of an integrated bench-scale process for CO2 absorption and desorption. The position requires a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from an accredited college or university. Prior experience in the CO2 capture research field and experience with the operation and optimization of integrated process operations is highly desirable. The ideal candidate should: ·Possess good understanding of chemical kinetics, mass transfer properties, and thermodynamics particularly as related to solvent based acid gas absorption and desorption. ·Possess proficiency with experimental design and execution particularly as related to integrated process units. ·Show demonstrated ability to operate and optimize an integrated, continuous, bench-scale system. ·Be able to work both independently and as a member of a research team. ·Have excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to present their work at scientific meetings and to peer-reviewed journals. Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary and benefits based on their experience and accomplishments. The University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy is located in Lexington, KY. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their resume or CV for preliminary review to: Kun Liu (kun.liu@uky.edu). Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line. CAER Website: http://www.caer.uky.edu Power Generation Research Group Website: http://www.caer.uky.edu/powergen/home.shtml University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research 2540 Research Park Drive Lexington, KY 40511