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Anoop Jagannath <[log in to unmask]>
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Anoop Jagannath <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:06:24 -0500
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Respected Madam/Sir,

  Position is available for Visiting Graduate Researcher at the Petroleum
Institute, Abu Dhabi (UAE) in the area of Process Systems Engineering (PSE).
Brief description is given as follows.

Job Title	 	:Visiting Graduate Researcher
Location	 	:Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Organization Name	:The Petroleum Institute (PI)
Department Description	: 	 
		The PI aspires to create a world-class research institution with the main
emphasis to support and advance oil, gas and energy industries. The strong
financial support of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its
subsidiaries, as well as four major international oil companies, BP, Shell,
JODCO and TOTAL, provide a teaching and research environment that is unique
in the resources and potential that the PI enjoys. Research activities are
well integrated into the educational system and are expressly designed to
serve the R & D needs of ADNOC and its subsidiaries. The campus has modern
instructional laboratories and classroom facilities and state-of-the-art
research laboratories and centers, such as PI Research Center (PIRC).
Brief Description	: 	 
		The chemical engineering faculty members play a major role in
interdisciplinary research and collaborate actively in joint research
projects through the PI standing agreements with partner universities (e.g.
University of Minnesota, University of Maryland, Colorado School of Mines,
Rice University, University of Texas - Austin, China University of Petroleum
- Beijing, and Johannes Kepler University at Linz - Austria).
Research in the department of chemical engineering is supported by
state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment. Our laboratories include the 
Catalysis, Reaction Engineering and Process Intensification laboratory, the
Flow Assurance and Production Chemistry laboratory, the Polymer laboratory
(polymer chemistry, polymer characterization and testing as well as polymer
processing), and the Environmental Chemistry laboratory. There are also
dedicated facilities and software for computational work.
Detailed Description	: 	 
		A position for a visiting graduate/research scholar is available in the
area of Process Systems Engineering at the PI in Abu Dhabi. Candidates
should have basic knowledge in chemical engineering with preferable prior
experience in mathematical programming (mixed-integer, linear, nonlinear,
non-convex and stochastic programming) and/or process simulation (Aspen
Plus/ Hysys). Visiting graduate students are expected to stay at the PI for
a maximum period of 6 months. An extended stay (for more than 6 months), is
subject to satisfactory performance and project completion and will be dealt
on a case by case basis at the discretion of the faculty/supervisor. At the
end of the stay, an activity report should be submitted to the PI Graduate

Interested candidates are requested to contact Dr. Ali Almansoori at
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