Postdoctoral Appointee: Chemical Process Optimization, Modeling & Analysis
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Location: Lemont, IL
- Job Number: 7113972 (Ref #: 414296)
- Posting Date: Oct 20, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
We have postdoctoral research opening for interdisciplinary research in manufacturing process modeling, optimization, and analysis, focused on transformation towards next-generation, zero carbon manufacturing.
The postdoctoral candidate will develop optimization frameworks for process design and re-configuration towards efficient, low-cost, zero carbon solutions for industry. The analysis component of this research will initially focus on chemicals manufacturing, subsequently extending towards target applications in other carbon-intensive industries such as iron & steel, and cement manufacturing.
The candidate should have experience with formulating and implementing algorithms for solving mixed-integer nonlinear optimization problems, combined with a strong background in modeling for thermochemical and/or electro-chemical conversion processes. The candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability for systems-level thinking that integrates engineering, techno-economics and environmental sciences to conduct robust analysis.
The candidate will join a dynamic team with diverse expertise and will receive the support and enabling environment to develop research projects, grow research collaborations, and communicate impactful research outcomes in peer-reviewed journals.
PhD in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or any relevant engineering and computational sciences field.
Experience with computational modeling, optimization, chemical process engineering.
Skilled oral and written communication at all levels of the organization.
Experience with developing mathematical optimization and computational models for engineering systems.
Background in process engineering and computational sciences.
Ability to integrate diverse knowledge, methods and perspectives to drive analysis and innovation.
Ability to lead research projects, establish collaborations, and work with multidisciplinary research teams.
Ability to develop and synthesize visualizations to effectively communicate analysis results.
A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
What will put you ahead:
Familiarity with techno-economic analysis.
Familiarity with parallel/high-performance computing.
Familiarity with developing modeling tools and datasets for public use.
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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