Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Energy Engineering

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
£30,000 per annum (Research Assistant) or £32,656 per annum (Research Fellow)
Oct 19, 2018
Nov 16, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.
The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield's Mission for the themes of Water, Energy and Power and Environment and Agrifood. The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term.
Cranfield's expertise in energy and power covers a range of the potential energy solutions, from our ongoing relationship with oil and gas, to our developing reliance on renewable energy from the world around us. The changing energy landscape presents exciting opportunities and the potential for the UK to lead in new technologies and services related to low carbon energy and power generation.
We inform the energy and power industry and government because our expertise is world-renowned for both the engineering and management of energy solutions. Our research is making a difference in the sector: from increasingly efficient oil platforms to the cutting edge of renewable energy technologies.
You will join a research team working on a number of projects in Clean Energy, including EPSRC funded project entitled " Redefining power generation from carbonaceous fuels with carbonate looping combustion and gasification technologies " and UKCCSRC funded project aiming to develop chemical looping concept by exploring unconventional sorbents and oxygen carriers. In these projects you will be responsible for qualitative techno-economic assessment and experimental testing of novel clean energy systems.
You will have a PhD (or near completion) in Carbon Capture & Storage, Power Engineering, Energy, or related discipline. You must have extensive experience in conducting techno-economic feasibility assessment of power generation systems, be fluent in process modelling using commercial software (eg. Aspen Plus, Ebsilon Pro, Gate Cycle) or in-house software, and be able to develop new ones. In addition, you will have experience in chemical reactor design and sizing, operating high-temperature fluidised bed reactors and analytical techniques. You must have also demonstrated a strong track record via publications in high-quality journals. You should also have sound knowledge of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering principles and methods in the context of carbon capture and storage, energy, and power applications.
For an informal discussion, please contact Prof. Vasilije Manovic, Professor of Carbon Systems Engineering, on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 4649 or (E);
At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.
The European Commission's ‘HR Excellence in Research Award' demonstrates our commitment to supporting Research careers. Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.