Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Physical Chemistry of Carbon Capture under High Pressure Conditions
Department of Chemistry
College of Physical and Engineering Science
University of Guelph
Temporary full-time from May 1, 2013 to August 31, 2015
Applications are sought for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct experimental research on the properties, structure and stability of aqueous species in amine-carbon dioxide mixtures using state-of-the-art high-precision solution calorimeters and solution-phase Raman spectroscopy. These are unique instruments, custom-made to operate at extremes of temperature and pressure. This international collaboration with the Université Blaise Pascale in Clermont Ferrand, France, includes Raman studies to determine the speciation of equilibrium liquid phases below and above the lower critical solution temperature; hydrothermal reactions that control oxide dissolution; calorimetric studies of the dissolution and phase separation processes; and the development of advanced thermodynamic models.
The position may include be opportunities for research exchange visits between the U. of Guelph and France.
Dr. Peter Tremaine
Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1
Phone: 519-824-4120 ext 56076; Fax 519-766-1499
CNRL seeking early career engineer
CNRL’s Horizon Oil Sands operation is expanding with project spending for 2012 forecast at approximately $1.55 billion with future projected spending of approximately $2 – 2.5 billion each year for the next several years.
The Projects and Technology Agreements Coordinator will support the Project Managers, execute projects and manage the technical agreements that Canadian Natural has or enters into with oil sands research consortiums, Universities and other operators. Applicants should have typically 5+ years of related industry experience and an Engineering Degree.
Company: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Alberta to conduct research related to multi-component adsorption for air pollution control, adsorbate-adsorbent interaction, and regeneration of adsorbents. The successful applicant will also be expected to assist in the training and mentoring of graduate students, writing research proposals, progress reports, and papers.
The ideal candidate should have experience with adsorption principles and applications, material characterization techniques (pore size distribution, TGA/TPD, XPS, SEM, XRD,…), and analytical techniques (GC/MS,….), setting and conducting adsorption experiments for air treatment. The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Material Science or Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or other suitable field; and also have excellent communication skills and a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the contact information of three referees, and sample of relevant publications to Dr. Zaher Hashisho.
Dr. Zaher Hashisho
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
For further information on research in Dr. Hashisho’s group click here.