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Research Assistant / Graduate Student/ Postdoc
Qatar University

Date Posted May 12, 2022
Title Research Assistant / Graduate Student/ Postdoc
University Qatar University
Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
Department Department of Chemical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2022
  • Graduate Student
  • Chemical/Petroleum

We are looking for a research assistant/PhD-student, a postdoc to work on heterogeneous catalyst development and reactor design for methane reforming reactions.

This is a collaborative effort between University of Notre Dame and Qatar University. The work is primarily experimental in nature and requires experience in working with diverse in-situ and ex-situ characterization tools. Experimental duties include:

  • Catalyst synthesis
  • Materials characterizations: XRD, BET, SEM, TEM
  • Catalytic activity-selectivity investigations: working with low/high-pressure flow reactors, GC-MS analysis, chemisorption studies, reaction kinetic studies etc.
  • Surface characterizations: XPS, FTIR (DRIFTS) studies.
  • The experimental tasks may require frequent trips to Argonne National Lab to conduct in-situ XAS (XANES and EXAFS) studies.

Part of the work also requires CFD modeling of the reaction system (reaction kinetics and reactor design) and any prior experience with CFD modeling / COMSOL will be advantageous.  

Interested candidates with relevant backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this exciting and enriching opportunity to work with leading experts in the field of catalyst development and evaluation.

The project is expected to start in early Fall 2022. The initial appointment will be for one year, which can be extended to two more years based on the performance.

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