Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA


Conceptual Process Design for JP8 Production from Biomass Feedstocks


A post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratories of Professors Michael A. Henson and George W. Huber in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts. The research involves the development and evaluation of a conceptual process design methodology for conversion of biomass feedstocks to the jet fuel JP8. This project is funded by the DARPA through a subcontract from Logos Technologies. Close interactions with academic and industrial collaborators will be required. Candidates with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related field and the following background are sought: (1) liquid biofuels process technologies; (2) conceptual process design; and (3) dynamic process simulation and optimization.


The position is available starting March 1, 2009 for a period of one year. A 12-18 month extension is possible with satisfactory progress and availability of funds. The stipend and benefits are competitive. Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:


Dr. Michael A. Henson


Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Massachusetts Amherst

686 N. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01003-9303

Phone: 413-545-3481

Fax: 413-545-1647

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