The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University invites applications for postdoctoral research fellowships in the area of chemical reaction engineering. The successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering (or closely related discipline) and have a strong background in modeling the transient operation of chemical reactors, using numerical methods to solve the resulting PDE/DAE systems and estimating reactor parameters from experimental data. Our interdisciplinary team is currently working on problems that include removal of fuel impurities using adsorption/catalytic beds, dynamic modeling of the nitrogen cycle and nutrient transport in biochar-amended soils, and thermal remediation of contaminated soils. Candidates should be proficient in programming with MATLAB. Familiarity with a low-level programming language (such as Fortran or C) is also required. Prior experience with COMSOL and/or parallel computing will be a plus. The positions will initially be for one year with possible extensions. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications of the candidate. Review of candidate applications will begin immediately. Applications including a CV, one-page research statement, and names and contact information of three references should be emailed to Prof. Kyriacos Zygourakis ([log in to unmask]).