Postdoctoral Opportunity in Methane Decomposition

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


We are recruiting a post-doctoral research associate to make a multi-disciplinary assessment of the impact of natural gas decomposition to hydrogen and solid carbon, mixing policy, technical, and economic perspectives. This work is funded by a JHU Discovery Award entitled “The Carbon Age: Prospects for Lowering CO2 Emissions in the Short Term by Increasing Fossil Fuel Use?!,” a deliberately provocative title intended to spur creative analysis of whether emerging fossil fuel-related technologies may lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and what gaps in technology and policy exist to hinder adoption. The post-doctoral fellow will be supervised by Prof. Ben Hobbs (Environmental Health and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering), Prof. Sarah Jordaan (Energy Resources and Environment, JHU School of Advanced International Studies), and Prof. Jonah Erlebacher (Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering). We especially encourage candidates with demonstrated capabilities or experience in energy systems and economics modeling. Familiarity with integrated national models such as NEMS or MARKAL is a plus.

A Ph.D. in an area relevant to the proposed work is required.

Potential applicants should please apply directly here in Interfolio. Please include your cover letter, CV, list of names/contacts of three references, and copies of relevant publications. If you require sponsorship for work authorization, please be sure to include this information in your Interfolio package.

Questions can sent to Prof. Hobbs ( bhobbs@jhu.edu ), Prof. Jordaan ( sarahjordaan@jhu.edu ) or Prof. Erlebacher ( jonah.erlebacher@jhu.edu ) putting "Post-Doc Opportunity in Methane Decomposition" in the subject line.

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