Job opening in Process Systems Engineering at HKNU, Korea
The FACS (functional analysis of complex systems;
http://hknu.ac.kr/~limyi/index.htm) laboratory of Hankyong National
University in Korea has an immediate opening for a research
professor to carry out the scientific research projects for two years or
more. This position will be open from September 1st, 2007.
Hankyong National University (http://www.hankyong.ac.kr) is located at the
Anseong city about 50 km to the south from Seoul, Korea. The FACS
(functional analysis of complex systems) laboratory in Department of
chemical engineering focuses on modeling, simulation and optimization of
chemical and biological processes.
The research professor will be hired for initially two years with 35,000
$/year (=30,000$ for salary + 5,000$ for lecture charging) including taxes.
The social security is covered for him and his family.
In order to receive consideration for this position, applicants should send
by email to [log in to unmask] within July 31, 2007:
1) a full CV including the course records of all courses
(undergraduate, master and PhD courses), and publication lists (master and
PhD theses, journal publications, conference presentations, etc.) and
project lists performed.
2) cover letter.
3) three professional references (name, address and email).
In this position, you will carry out working tasks related to modeling and
simulation of chemical processes.
Key accountabilities can include:
- Windows-based program development for SMB (simulated moving bed)
chromatographic processes. Specially, GUI (graphical user interface)
programming using Visual Basic or Visual C++ and developing the code already
developed in Fortran for SMB processes.
- CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulation using Fluent or ComSol of
the nitrogen oxides (NOx) removal system in the flue gas (funded from May
2007-April 2009, 2 years). In SCR (selective catalytic reduction) and SNCR
(selective non-catalytic reduction) hybrid system for NOx removal, the fluid
velocity and temperature are identified by using a CFD code such as Fluent
or ComSol. NOx reduction kinetics in the gas phase is modeled and simulated.
- Multi-scale simulation starting at the molecular level of the adsorptive
separation and catalytic decomposition hybrid process for dioxin removal.
This task includes modeling of adsorption isotherms (Grand Canonical
Monte-Carlo molecular simulation), model parameter estimation (Computational
Fluid Dynamics), catalytic decomposition kinetics modeling and the process
- Collaborating with multidisciplinary technical groups and communication
skills in English.
To be considered for this position, the successful candidate has to possess
a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field and has
background in Process Systems Engineering (PSE). He must speak English
fluently and has published several papers in the scientific journals.
Additional skills required:
- Strong self-initiative and technical leadership skills
Computer programming/development/tools/component skills related to Fortran,
C++, VB, MATLAB, etc.
Youngil Lim (chairman), Professor
Lab. FACS, Dept. Chemical Engineering, Hankyong National University
Kyonggi-do, Anseong, 456-749 Korea
phone: +82 31 670 5207 (direct), mobile phone: +82 10 7665 5207, fax: +82 31
email: [log in to unmask], homepage: http://hknu.ac.kr/~limyi/index.htm