Are you interested in joining a research and engineering team
taking on one of the biggest challenges in sustainability?
The Initiative for Negative Carbon Carbon (NC2) in the Johns
Hopkins University Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (JHU
), is developing and building demonstration systems that
permanently sequester the carbon in greenhouse gasses such as
methane and carbon dioxide, by co-producing solid, high-value
materials such as carbon fiber, solid composites, as well as
clean-burning hydrogen fuel.
We are looking to grow our team and grow the scale of our projects!
This is a significant effort, but we are hoping to make a big
impact by building real pilot-scale systems. We are looking for
personnel to serve as research engineers and technicians, with
expertise and skills from chemical engineering, mechanical
engineering and materials science. Specific skills and experience
we are looking for include:
- High temperature chemical reactor design, construction, and
operation. We are actively building equipment in-house and looking
for personnel with hands-on machining experience and construction
skills, and design using CAD/CAM software (Solidworks).
- Unit integration and controls. Planned systems may in inside or
outside, and will be thoroughly vetted for safety. HAZOP experience
is a plus.
- Solids handling and characterization, especially nanocarbons.
Experience with electron microscopy and elemental analysis will be
- Reactor and process modeling using ASPEN and/or COMSOL.
Laboratory management, including procurement and organization of
This program is funded through multiple sources including the
Department of Energy (ARPA-E), ROSEI, and a JHU-affiliated startups
focusing on developing our radically new technology for methane
decomposition to carbon and hydrogen. Together, this suite of
technologies hold promise to make significant progress in efficient
fossil fuel utilization, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and
combat global warming. For more information, contact Jonah.Erlebacher@jhu.edu
A Master’s degree in a physical science or equivalent experience is
a minimum prerequisite. Applicants with a PhD may be considered for
a Post-Doctoral Fellowship or Research Scientist (Assistant or
Applicants should apply through Interfolio:
https://apply.interfolio.com/113672. Please include your cover
letter, CV, and a list of names with contact information for three
references. If you require sponsorship for work authorization,
please be sure to include this information in your Interfolio
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