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Postdoctoral Researcher in ASPEN Separation Process Modeling

Description                      

The adsorption team of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (https://vubchemicalengineering.be) aims at the development of separation processes for a sustainable chemistry. In this project, we will develop new processes for the recovery of valuable chemicals from renewable resources (lignin oil). In this multi-partner project, new catalytic and separation processes are studied. At the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, process models for the downstream processing of the lignin oil have to be developed using Aspen Plus. The duration of this project is 1.5 years. The team of Prof. Denayer has extended know-how in the field; the well-equipped research lab contains all possible tools for the in-depth study of adsorption separation processes.

Your profile

Preferably, the candidate owns a PhD Degree in Chemical Engineering. Experience in modeling of separation processes and use of Aspen Plus is required.

Full time during 1.5 years, starting as soon as possible.

Application                         

The candidates should contact Prof. Joeri Denayer. Please send a complete Curriculum Vitae, with a recent photograph, and the names of two leading scientists who are ready to support your application and recommend you as an active, creative and autonomous post-doctoral researcher, ready to work in a team.

The full vacancy description can be found here: Postdoctoral Researcher in ASPEN Separation Process Modeling.

Posted online on June 23, 2020.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Adsorptive CO2 Capture

Description

The adsorption team of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (https://vubchemicalengineering.be) aims at the development of separation processes for a sustainable chemistry. In this project, we will develop new processes for CO2 capture. In this large, multidisciplinary and multi-partner project, new processes for intensified CO2 capture will be studied. At the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, we will develop and study new adsorptive processes based on the use of alternative heating and regeneration methods. This includes both modeling and experimental work. The team of Prof. Denayer has extended know-how in the field; the well-equipped research lab contains all possible tools for the in-depth study of adsorption separation processes.

Your profile

Preferably, the candidate owns a PhD Degree in Chemical Engineering. Experience in adsorptive processes is required. Also modeling experience is an important asset.

Full time during 1.5 years, starting as soon as possible.

Application                         

The candidates should contact Prof. Joeri Denayer (joeri.denayer@vub.be). Please send a complete Curriculum Vitae, with a recent photograph, and the names of two leading scientists who are ready to support your application and recommend you as an active, creative and autonomous post-doctoral researcher, ready to work in a team.

The full vacancy description can be found here: postdoctoral researcher in adsorptive CO2 capture.

Posted online on June 23, 2020.


PhD researcher in Carbon Capture

The adsorption team of the Department of Chemical Engineering (Prof. J. Denayer) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel aims at the development of better and sustainable separation processes. In the present project, new methods for CO2 capture are studied. 2 PhD positions are available. This research fits in a larger project, aiming at the catalytic reduction of CO2 to Solar Fuels and Chemicals. Research activities in these PhD projects include the formulation of new materials (3D-printing); characterization of the adsorption properties of the materials via a range of experimental methods (gravimetry, volumetry, calorimetry, porosimetry,…) available in the research group; modeling of the adsorptive separation process.

Admission requirements

Preferably, the candidate owns a degree in Chemical Engineering, Bio-engineering or (Physical) Chemistry. Experience is a plus.

Interested?

The candidates should contact Prof. Joeri Denayer at joeri.denayer@vub.be. Please send a complete Curriculum Vitae, with a recent photograph, and the names of two leading scientists who are ready to support your application and recommend you as an active, creative and autonomous researcher, ready to work in a team. For more information, please check the vacancy description: PhD researcher in Carbon Capture.

Posted online on June 23, 2020.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher in Pressure Swing Adsorption

Project description:

The adsorption team of the Department of Chemical Engineering (Prof. J. Denayer) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (https://vubchemicalengineering.be) aims at the development of better and sustainable separation processes. In the present project, an industrial Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) process is optimized. A fully equipped 2-bed pilot PSA unit is available in the research unit, allowing to obtain very accurate data for the cyclic separation process. In this project, pilot plant tests will be combined with detailed modeling of the PSA process to achieve an improvement of process performance in terms of power consumption, productivity etc. Besides, a full characterization of the adsorption properties of the materials used in this separation will be carried out via a range of experimental methods (gravimetry, volumetry, calorimetry, porosimetry,…) available in the research group.

Requirements:

Preferably, the candidate owns a PhD Degree in Chemical Engineering and a doctor’s degree in adsorption. Experience in modeling of Pressure Swing Adsorption and/or Temperature Swing Adsorption and/or Simulated Moving Bed is a plus.

Start date:

As soon as possible.

All details can be found in the following document: Postdoctoral Researcher in Pressure Swing Adsorption.
Posted online on June 23, 2020.

 

PhD and post-doc: Spontaneous applications

Spontaneous applications are always welcomed and reviewed with interest.

We offer a young, dynamic and stimulating work environment, contacts and collaboration with leading research groups and companies, the possibility to present research results at international conferences, and extra-legal benefits such as free public transport, biking fee for work traffic, use of sports facilities and student restaurant at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
The research areas within our research group can be found on this website, so feel free to check them out.

Profile for PhD: Preferably, you own a Master Degree in (Chemical) Engineering, Chemistry or Bio-engineering. You have the intention to work towards a PhD and you fulfill the requirements to subscribe as a doctoral student. You are able to work independently and accurately. You can work together with other people and have good communicative skills (written and oral). You have a good knowledge of English, good knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

Profile for post-doc: Preferably, you own a PhD in (Chemical) Engineering, Chemistry or Bio-engineering. You have the necessary skills and expertise to work in the department’s research areas. You are able to work independently and accurately. You can work together with other people and when necessary guide fellow researchers in the research topic. You have good communicative skills (written and oral). You have a good knowledge of English, good knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

Application and contact: According to the desired research topic, the candidates should contact the relevant lead scientist (check the names under academic staff here and under the research area descriptions here).