Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual for the new ABB Chair of Autonomous Industrial Systems. ABB is an internationally leading technology company in industrial automation and electrification, working closely with end-user companies in the energy, chemicals, minerals and marine sectors.

We are seeking a person who will initiate and lead a world-class research programme in digitalisation and autonomous process operation using methods such as industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, modelling, and optimization.

The successful candidate will maintain and further develop collaborative research links that currently exist between the Department and ABB researchers in Europe and elsewhere in the world. Mechanisms for this include co-ordination of publicly-funded projects in collaboration with ABB and other partners, arranging industrial placements for doctoral students and researchers, and hosting visits from ABB researchers.

The website: provides more information. The vacancy can be found by searching either the position title or job number: ENG01290. Candidates should please read carefully the "Further Particulars" document for the vacancy ENG01290.

Applications should be submitted on-line using the “Apply Now” link. The first step is registration for an Imperial Jobs account. Step 4 of the process requires the upload of a cover letter and CV. The cover letter must give details of how the candidate meets the requirements of the post.

The application deadline is midnight (UK time) on 21st June 2020 and the intended start date is 1st October 2020.

With best regards,

Nina Thornhill, ABB/RAEng Professor of Process Automation
Department of Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ
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