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Postdoc Position in Ultrasound-enhanced Hydrogen Production
Aarhus University


Date Posted Jan. 14, 2022
Title Postdoc Position in Ultrasound-enhanced Hydrogen Production
University Aarhus University
Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Department Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Application Deadline Mar. 1, 2022
Position Start Date as soon as possible
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Engineering - Other
 
 

Job description
The Water Engineering Innovation (WEI) Lab at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 29-month postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on ultrasound-enhanced hydrogen production. The starting date is May 1, 2022, or as soon as possible.
To improve the energy efficiency of water electrolysis, challenges must be addressed related to electrode fouling (e.g., bubbles effect and Ca/Mg mineral scale) and limited mass transfer in electrolytes. This DFF-funded project aims to overcome these limitations by applying ultrasound waves for enhanced degassing/descaling and electrolyte transfer in the electrolyzer. The Postdoc candidate will design and assembly an ultrasound-electrolysis module, evaluate technology scalability, write manuscripts, and mentor master/bachelor students. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic applicants with a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or similar. Strong background in electrochemical production of hydrogen and electrocatalysis is preferred, and practical experience in sonochemistry will be a plus. Further requirements are English fluency, good reporting skills, and being able to work independently. The deadline is March 1, 2022.

Who we are
The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering represents multidisciplinary research fields within the sections of medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, process and materials engineering, and environmental engineering.
The Water Engineering Innovation group headed by Zongsu Wei focuses on sustainable water and energy production. We offer an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious research project of hydrogen production in collaboration of world-class electrochemists and sonochemists from Aarhus University, Denmark and University of Melbourne, Australia.
For more information: https://bce.au.dk/en/research/key-areas-in-research-and-development/environ…

What we offer
The department offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment
The place of work is the Environmental Engineering Section at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Universitetsbyen 36, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact information
For further information, please contact: Assistant Professor Zongsu Wei, phone number: +45 9352 2047, email: zwei@bce.au.dk.
Interested individuals can go to the following links for application procedures: https://international.au.dk/about/profile/vacant-positions/job/postdoc-posi…


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Zongsu Wei, Assistant Professor
    Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
    Aarhus University
    Universitetsbyen 36
    Aarhus, Aarhus
    Denmark
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  • zwei@bce.au.dk

 

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