Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Hydrogen from Fossil Fuels

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

The Erlebacher group at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is developing and building a demonstration system for methane decomposition to solid carbon and hydrogen gas. This new technology – funded by ARPA-E and industrial partners – holds promise to make significant progress in efficient fossil fuel utilization without carbon dioxide emissions. We are looking to continue growing our team of post-doctoral researchers with expertise across a spectrum of skills in chemical engineering and materials science to work on this program. We will be conducting this research project in a JHU-affiliated facility in Columbia, MD. Specific skills we are looking for include:
  • Reactor design, construction, and operation, especially recirculating reactors
  • Solids handling and characterization, especially nanocarbons
  • Reactor and process modeling using ASPEN and/or COMSOL

Competitive applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related discipline, with prior experience in reactor design, operation, construction, or modeling. Duties and responsibilities will include designing and performing experiments, reactor operation, data analysis, and reporting progress in organized formats. Experience in computer controlled machining, equipment fabrication, and/or programming is helpful. An ability to work independently as well as in a team environment toward timely execution of program goals is required.

Application Instructions

For immediate consideration, please submit the following information via Interfolio: (a) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your research experience and technical skills; include a list of the names of three references with their contact information, (b) your CV, (c) a representative publication.

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