This Fellowship is structured to include both research and teaching in a balanced way. It is also expected that the Fellow will be committed to increasing diversity in academia in the chemical sciences.
For this position, potential research topics include the following:
- Reaction engineering, including detailed modeling and experimental characterization of novel reactor designs, multi-phase catalytic systems, and complex reaction kinetics;
- Design, synthesis, and characterization of homogeneous, heterogeneous, or enzymatic catalysts for a wide variety of chemistries;
- Advanced spectroscopic measurements and surface science, including development of in situ or operando experiments;
- Theoretical chemistry and molecular modeling of reaction mechanisms, condensed phases, or novel porous materials;
- Engineering tunable solvents (e.g., supercritical fluids, gas-expanded liquids, and ionic liquids) as reaction media or for energy-efficient separations;
- Design and evaluation of chemical processes, including plant-scale simulations (Aspen/HYSYS), and environmental sustainability assessments (LCA)
Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of these areas, and will be able to effectively collaborate with team members working in the other topical areas.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct research in one of the topical areas mentioned above (40%)
- Under CEBC faculty mentorship, develop and teach or co-teach course(s) at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels (35%)
- Actively engage in interdisciplinary collaborations as warranted by the chosen research project. Provide mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students, and other postdoctoral researchers as needed. (10%)
- Participate in CEBC’s Lab Safety program; diversity equity and inclusion initiatives; professional development; and educational outreach activities (10%)
- Publish and report the results of CEBC research in peer-reviewed journals and at professional meetings, protecting any intellectual property stemming from research (5%)