The Catalytic Processes and Materials (CPM) group, from the faculty of
Science and Technology (S&T) of the University of Twente, is searching for a
PhD candidate for the LNG-ZERO project. LNG-ZERO aims at developing catalytic
oxidation technologies preventing methane slip in the exhaust gasses of the
engine, by oxidation to CO2 which is captured downstream. The project will
entail development of novel catalytic materials and reactor concepts to ensure
complete conversion of methane in a compact module. The candidate will study
the interplay between the catalyst surface chemistry and its catalytic
activity, selectivity, and stability. The candidate for this PhD position
should have demonstrated experience with kinetic modelling, heterogeneous
catalysis, and reactor engineering.
We seek highly motivated, early-career researcher with a MSc degree on
Chemical Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, Nanomaterials, and/or
Material Sciences. Programing experience (MATLAB, Python) and process
simulation (e.g. Aspen +) is highly valued. Our ideal candidate enjoys
working in an internationally and multi-disciplinary team contributing to the
research of team-members. We welcome strong interpersonal skills and interest
in sharing knowledge at conferences and meetings. Proficiency in English is
required, both spoken and written.
Full-time 4-year PhD position.
The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in
a stimulating scientific environment.
Salary and conditions in accordance with the collective labour agreement
for Dutch universities. The PhD salary is € 2.443,- in the first year and
increases to € 3.122,- in the fourth year.
Full status as an employee, including pension and health care benefits.
A stimulating, modern research environment with world-class research
facilities, including access to the NanoLab in the MESA+ Institute for
Nanotechnology and High Pressure Lab (hogedruklab).
A personal development program within the Twente Graduate School.
Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free
allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary (the 30% tax regulation).
The number of holiday hours with full-time employment is 232 hours per
A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus
Information and application
Your application should include the following information:
A cover letter outlining your specific interest, qualifications, and
motivation to apply for this position.
A detailed CV.
Transcripts (in English for non-Dutch applicant) from your Bachelor and
Contact information of two scientific staff members (one should be the
supervisor of your MSc thesis project) who are willing to provide a
recommendation letter at our request.
An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection
For more information about the position, you are encouraged to contact Dr.
Jimmy A. Faria (email@example.com).
Please submit your application via the button “Apply now”.
About the department
The Catalytic Processes and Materials (CPM) group is part of the Faculty of
Science and Technology, TNW, at University of Twente. Within CPM we apply
fundamental knowledge on molecular reactions and diffusion in/on heterogeneous
catalysts for exploration of new catalytic materials, catalytic devices, and
processes of relevance for industry and society.
About the organization
TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology)
Our faculty focuses on three domains, namely Chemistry, Health, and Physics.
We are the home base for the research institutes TechMed, MESA+, the Techno
Centre for Education and Research (TCO), and the Twente Graduate School
(TGS). TNW offers six Bachelor's and seven Master's programs in Health
Sciences, Nanotechnology, (Applied) Physics, Chemistry, and Technical
Medicine. Over 850 colleagues and 2,700 students are active within the faculty
of Science & Technology.
University of Twente (UT)
University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new
vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of
technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy
and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at
maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable
utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the
development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open,
inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we
do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on
our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five
distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised
technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world
with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a
As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as
a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our
society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is
changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and
entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices,
for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.