Process systems engineering approach to catalytic process design.
Applications are invited by highly motivated engineers and scientists to work on a UK Catalysis Hub project on Process systems engineering approach to catalytic process design, based at UCL and in collaboration with other scientists in the UK Catalysis Hub and University of Leeds. The researcher will be part of the UK Catalysis Hub, as a member of the Optimising, predicting and designing new catalysts theme based at the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH).
The project intends to change the philosophy of catalyst design by linking catalyst development with process design and by taking a holistic, process systems view of the overall process including all the processing steps such as reactors and separation units and their interconnections. The aim is to guide chemical route and catalyst selection on selected processes and then identify how the approach can be implemented in a wider context (e.g., other molecules, other processes), thereby challenging traditional catalytic process development approaches.
This post is available immediately and is funded for 2 years in the first instance.
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