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Postdoctoral scholar position in cementation by carbonate mineralization
University of California Los Angeles


Date Posted Sep. 7, 2019
Title Postdoctoral scholar position in cementation by carbonate mineralization
University University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Department Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Nov. 1, 2019
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Sustainable Engineering
    Mining/Minerals
    Mechanical Engineering
    Material/Metallurgy
    Construction Engineering/Management
    Civil Engineering
    Chemical/Petroleum
    Engineering - Other
 
 

Subject: Seeking qualified candidate for postdoctoral scholar position in cementation by carbonate mineralization

The Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction (LC2) Materials in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral scholar position starting November 1, 2019. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting candidates with a Ph.D. in civil engineering, materials science, and engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or a related field, with a capacity for world-class research that is reflected in a strong publication record.

The successful candidate will investigate the design of CO2 mineralization reactions for the production of resilient, next-generation concrete products with low carbon footprints. Particular focus will be placed on optimizing process parameters (T, pCO2, RH, flow rates), and component geometries to maximize reaction efficiency. Relevant expertise in developing process design of chemical processing systems is advantageous. For further details regarding the CO2 mineralization process, applicants are referred to sample publications including:
1. Mehdipour, I., Falzone, G., La Plante, E C., Simonetti, D., Neithalath, N., Sant, N., "How Microstructure and Pore Moisture Affect Strength Gain in Portlandite-Enriched Composites That Mineralize CO2", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7(15), pp. 13053-13061, 2019
2. Vance, K., Falzone, G., Pignatelli, I., Bauchy, M., Balonis, M., Sant, G., "Direct carbonation of Ca(OH)2 using liquid and supercritical CO2: Implications for carbon-neutral cementation", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54(36), pp. 8908-8918, 2015
3. Wei, Z., Wang, B., Falzone, G., La Plante, E.C., Okoronkwo, M.U., She, Z., Oey, T., Balonis, M., Neithalath, N., Pilon, L., Sant, G., "Clinkering-free cementation by fly ash carbonation", Journal of CO2 Utilization, 23, pp.117-127, 2018

For full consideration, the applicant is expected to possess a doctoral degree from a reputable university in a topic of relevance (see above). Interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative research environment is necessary. Applicants with the most relevant research experience in CO2 mineralization will be preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to take personal initiative to structure tasks to meet project functions and author novel publications. The candidate will also be expected to mentor Ph.D. and undergraduate students, teach courses in relation to expertise (if the opportunity arises), fulfill project administration functions, and assist in proposal development. The candidate is expected to meet programmed project goals, and be capable of responding to deliverable timelines in the academia-industry collaborative research.

All positions are programmed for a 1-year duration but can be extended by mutual agreement. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please provide the following documents (as PDFs) to the contact noted below: a detailed resume, a short personal statement explaining your scientific and research interests, and contact information for three referees in support of your application.

Contact:

Prof. Gaurav N. Sant
Professor and Henry Samueli Fellow
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Director, Institute for Carbon Management
Email: gsant@ucla.edu


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Prof. Gaurav N. Sant
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    University of California Los Angeles
    Professor and Henry Samueli Fellow
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
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  • gsant@ucla.edu

 

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