Research Assistant/Fellow in Hydrogen Technologies for Heating and Cooling 13763




£30,046 to £40,322 per annum plus £2,166 per annum London Weighting.

College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Institute of Energy Futures

Vacancy Ref: 13763
Full-time, fixed-term for 3 years.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on an exciting EPSRC funded project to address challenges in the decarbonisation of heating and cooling using hydrogen. The project will involve experimental and numerical investigations on the development of metal hydrate heat pumps for heat recovery from medium temperature heat sources, long distance hydrogen transport in pipework using thermal pumping and the use of hydrogen for heating and cooling at end use sites The Project is a collaboration between Brunel University London, London South Bank University and a number of industry partners and potential users of the technology.

The work will be based within the Institute of Energy Futures (IEF) and the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF), The Institute and CSEF undertake research in a number of areas related to energy efficiency and demand reduction in industry, buildings and across all stages of the food chain. The research is supported by extensive research facilities, including a new laboratory for hydrogen research.

The successful applicant will work alongside other researchers in CSEF and IEF engaged in related research projects but, even though the primary focus of the work will be on metal hydrate heat pumps, they will also be expected to support other research in the Centre as necessary.

The successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in the area of hydrogen (generation, utilisation or storage), or other postgraduate qualification and practical experience in the area. A good knowledge of heat and mass transfer and excellent skills in thermodynamic modelling are also essential. They will also be expected to have practical experience with instrumentation and Data Acquisition Systems and associated software. Experience in materials characterisation for the design of metal hydrate reactors will be considered an advantage.

For further information please contact, Prof. Savvas Tassou on:

Closing date for applications: Friday 11th June 2021.

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