PhD on Nitrates Reduction – LNG-ZERO project

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Vacature details

Geplaatst op
10-1-2022
Aantal uur
39
Vervaldatum
15-2-2022
Opleidingsniveau
Universitair (WO)

Functie omschrijving

The Catalytic Processes and Materials (CPM) group, from the faculty of Science and Technology (S&T) of the University of Twente, is searching for a PhD candidate for the LNG-ZERO project. The exhaust gasses of the LNG-engines in vessel contain small traces of NOx, which will be trapped in an aqueous solution in the LNG-ZERO project. The resulting aqueous stream contain nitrates and nitrites that must be reduced selectively to molecular nitrogen (N2) before releasing the water into the environment. The candidate for this PhD position will focus on developing new catalysts and reactor concepts for the conversion of nitrates and nitrites in a single step to N2 using hydrogen as reducing agent. Detailed study of the catalyst morphology determining mass transfer, structure-performance relationships, and catalytic performance will serve as steppingstone in selecting the optimal reactor configuration for the on-board system. The candidate for this PhD position should have experience in heterogeneous catalysis, kinetic modelling, and reactor engineering.

Functievereisten

They seek highly motivated, early-career researcher with a MSc degree on Chemical Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, Nanomaterials, and/or Material Sciences. Programing experience (MATLAB, Python) and process simulation (e.g. Aspen +) is highly valued. Their ideal candidate enjoys working in an internationally and multi-disciplinary team contributing to the research of team-members. They welcome strong interpersonal skills and interest in sharing knowledge at conferences and meetings. Proficiency in English is required, both spoken and written.

Aanbod

  • Full-time 4-year PhD position.
  • The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in a stimulating scientific environment.
  • Salary and conditions in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities. The PhD salary is € 2.443,- in the first year and increases to € 3.122,- in the fourth year.
  • Full status as an employee, including pension and health care benefits.
  • A stimulating, modern research environment with world-class research facilities, including access to the NanoLab in the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and High Pressure Lab (hogedruklab).
  • A personal development program within the Twente Graduate School.
  • Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary (the 30% tax regulation).
  • The number of holiday hours with full-time employment is 232 hours per calendar year.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.

Bedrijfsprofiel Universiteit Twente

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Their fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, their faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Their research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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