Research Fellow in Combustion and Emissions from Advanced Biofuel Blends
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7102721 (Ref #: EPSPE1072)
- Posting Date: Jun 17, 2022
Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a research background in engine and vehicle combustion and emissions testing and biofuel analysis and wish to contribute to the development of novel advanced biofuels? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?
This is a unique opportunity to join the exciting UK/Ireland collaborative project SusLABB (Tailored Production and Utilisation of Sustainable Low Cost Lignocellulosic Advanced Biofuel Blends as Diesel and Petrol Substitutes), jointly funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). This project brings together a team of expert researchers in process engineering, bioenergy, combustion science, fuel blending and engine testing within the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
You will contribute to the evaluation and optimisation of potential biofuel blends for replacing fossil fuels within the transport sector. The overall project aim is to develop methodologies for novel, fully tailored, biofuel blend production and utilisation. You will specifically focus on: (i) preparation and analysis of novel fuel blends (ii) evaluation of combustion and emission performance in engine testbeds, (iii) the setting up and conducting of real-world emission testing using a research vehicle.
Holding a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, particularly in combustion, engine and vehicle emissions and performance related topics; you will have an excellent working knowledge of internal combustion engine combustion analysis, fuel requirements, blending practices, biofuels for transport, vehicle emission legislation and testing. You will also have experience of calibration and operation of emission analysers, the set up and running of data logging systems, risk assessment, and other fuel and emission analysis equipment.
What we offer in return
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Hu Li (Dr Li), School of Chemical and Process Engineering
Email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Chemical & Process Engineering|
|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 p.a.|
|Working Time:||37.5 hours per week|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (Up to 2 years, available from 01 September 2022 (grant funding))|
|Release Date:||Thursday 16 June 2022|
|Closing Date:||Sunday 17 July 2022|
|Interview Date:||To be confirmed|
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