A motivated postdoctoral fellow is being sought to work on a new method of producing CO2-free hydrogen from methane. As the lead researcher on this project, you will be able to develop this process. Your first task will be to work with our industrial sponsor to select between several reactor designs. Your primary tasks will then be related to catalyst development, synthesis, and characterization to understand and control the interaction between carbon, catalyst surfaces, and reactants. The majority of the work will be experimental and involve novel high temperature reactors. Work will be performed at UBC in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering's 3 Heterogeneous Catalysis Labs and the Clean Energy Research Center under Dr. Upham’s supervision.
The candidate should have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experimental experience in heterogeneous catalysis and construction and operation of lab-scale reactors. The fellowship will be for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal subject to progress and performance. Remote work will not be possible due to the experimental requirements, so the candidate must be able to start in-person at UBC in spring of 2021 (or earlier).
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