U.S. Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Position title: Post-doctoral scholar in gas separations process design
Two post-docs are sought with experience in gas separations systems
analysis. Specific modeling needs include:
1. Systems modeling of membranes for post-combustion capture of CO2
from flue gas. This work will result in an evaluation of energy
consumption and cost for a post-combustion CO2 capture membrane system.
Also, new and innovative process designs for membrane based gas separation
will be developed, such as a hybrid solvent-membrane system and others.
2. Systems modeling of a sorbent system for separation of oxygen from
air. This is a feasibility study for the use of a novel sorbent to be used
in large scale oxygen production. The sorbent system will be evaluated for
energy consumption and cost.
Our research group studies gas separations for industrial energy
applications with an emphasis on solvent, sorbent, and membrane materials.
The incumbents will become part of a dynamic research group addressing all
aspects of materials development including molecular modeling, synthesis
and characterization, device fabrication, performance testing, and systems
analysis. The incumbents will work closely with experimentalists to model
systems that are based on real materials being developed at the NETL. The
position will be located either in Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA at
NETL, a center of excellence in carbon dioxide capture and sequestration
Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field
with experience and publications in process design and optimization
Preferred qualifications: Experience with Aspen or similar systems
analysis software; previous modeling of gas separation systems; previous
modeling of power generation systems; experience with sorbent or membrane
modeling and theory; experience with membrane module design; previous work
in computational fluid dynamics.
Start date: Immediate
Location: Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA
Term of employment: Full time; renewable for up to three years total
Salary information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience;
competitive benefits package
Application closing date: Open until filled
To apply: Please send a letter of application and CV to Dr. David
Hopkinson, [log in to unmask]