PhD on Methane Catalytic Oxidation – LNG-ZERO project

University of Twente

Netherlands

February 5, 2022

Description

Job description

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.

Your profile

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.

Our offer
  • 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 calendar year.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • 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 Master degrees.
  • 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 procedure.
  • For more information about the position, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Jimmy A. Faria (j.a.fariaalbanese@utwente.nl).

    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 resilient world.

    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.

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