Print

Print


WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND MINERAL RESOURCES
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

The Department of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and
Mineral Resources at West Virginia University invites applications for a
post-doctoral fellow to develop dynamic simulation models and control
strategies for advanced integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC)
power plants.  The successful candidate will collaborate closely with
researchers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology
Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown.  This appointment will be effective
January 1, 2008.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a
related discipline.  In addition, the successful candidate must possess
the following qualifications:

   Demonstrated sound knowledge of Aspen Plus and/or Aspen Dynamics
or other similar process simulation software. 
   Understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics of key unit
operations that are the building blocks of advanced, coal-
      fired energy systems e.g. fluidized bed gasifiers and combustion
processes.
   Understanding and experience in developing and implementing
strategies for the control of process plants.
   Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing as
demonstrated, for example, by publications in peer-
      reviewed journals and presentations at technical meetings.
   Ability to meet deadlines and prepare, present, and report results
effectively.
   Ability to collaborate effectively with co-investigators from WVU
and NETL.

Applicants must include a curriculum vitae and a statement of research
interests, unofficial copies of all university transcripts, as well as
names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three
professional references.  Applicants must provide evidence of
eligibility to work in the US and ability to obtain necessary security
clearances to work at NETL when the appointment begins.

Review of the applications will begin December 31, 2007, but
applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.  Please send all application
materials by US mail to:

		Ms. Linda Rogers
                                Post-Doctoral Fellow Position (RT)
		West Virginia University
		Department of Chemical Engineering
		P.O Box 6102 
		Morgantown, WV 26506

For further information, contact Dr. Richard Turton by telephone (304)
293-2111 extension 2415, or e-mail [log in to unmask]

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



Richard Turton, P.E., Ph.D.
433 Engineering Sciences Building
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506
tel: 304-293-2111 ext 2415
fax: 304-293-4139