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A postdoctoral position is immediately available at the Department of 
Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering at UConn. The position is in 
the area of modeling of catalytic reactors used in refinery operations. The 
research project will require collaboration with an industrial partner with 
interest in optimizing catalytic performance in refinery operations, 
providing a stimulating and interactive environment for research. 

The project aims to develop mathematical models of reactors used for 
catalyst performance evaluation and integrate these models in standard 
catalyst testing procedures. Implementation of the most important reaction 
kinetics and identification of catalyst properties that improve product 
selectivity will be performed through detailed modeling of different 
catalytic reactors on the basis of a large experimental database. The 
research project requires expertise in mathematical modeling, catalytic 
reaction kinetics, diffusion and optimization. Preference will be given to 
those applicants with background knowledge of catalytic cracking processes 
and micropore diffusion. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemical 
Engineering or relevant discipline with focus on mathematical modeling. 
Excellent communication skills are required.

The position is available immediately for a period of two years. Interested 
applicants should send a detailed CV, brief statement of research interests 
and experience, relevant publications, and contact details of three 
references electronically to George Bollas at [log in to unmask] 

University of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action 
employer. Women and/or minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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George M. Bollas
Chemical Engineer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering
School of Engineering
University of Connecticut
191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3222
Storrs, CT 06269-3222, USA
 
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Web-page: http://www.cmbe.engr.uconn.edu/facultybollas.html
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