Postdoctoral Position in Dynamic Optimization of Electric Arc Furnace
Operation at McMaster University

The Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, has an opening
for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of dynamic optimization of electric
arc furnace operation.  The project will involve elements of dynamic
modeling, parameter estimation, dynamic optimization and control, applied to
industrial electric steelmaking.  The successful applicant will liaise with
an industrial partner, as well as with researchers affiliated to the
McMaster Steel Research Centre ( and the
McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (   The
position is available initially for a period of one year, with the
possibility of renewal.

The candidate should have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, or a related
Engineering discipline, with a strong background in process systems

The position is available immediately.  A letter of application together
with a current CV, publication list, and contact details of three referees
should be sent to:

Dr. Christopher L.E. Swartz
Director, McMaster Advanced Control Consortium    
Department of Chemical Engineering
McMaster University, JHE-374
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7 
Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext 27945
Fax: (905) 521-1350
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