Research Associate in Clean Energy Processes, Technologies and Systems



£40,858 to £48,340 per annum

Campus: South Kensington, London

The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Research Associate or Assistant to join EPSRC Programme Grant “Integrated Development of Low-Carbon Energy Systems (IDLES): A Whole-System Paradigm for Creating a National Strategy”. This opportunity focuses on multi-fidelity technoeconomic models of energy technologies at various scales and levels of detail, to be used within integrated energy-system approaches for evaluations of their system-level value.

You will focus, beyond conventional energy conversion and power (co-)generation, on: 1) renewable generation (wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, other); 2) heating and cooling technologies; 3) storage of all energy vectors across scales; 4) cross-vector conversion technologies; 5) selected practices in industry for improved energy-use efficiency, from energy saving and integration, to waste-heat recovery and conversion.

You should have a PhD or equivalent degree in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related discipline, and a strong foundation in energy technologies and their modelling, with a focus on energy generation, conversion and storage.

The post is available from August 2021 for 9 months. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Christos Markides:

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