PhD Position in Chemical Engineering and Technical Chemistry at University of Ghent, Belgium

PhD Fellowships are available in the following domains: Biomass Conversion Transient Kinetics Metal catalyzed reactions Radical Polymerization Pyrolyis and Steam cracking Computational Fluid Dynamics coupled with kinetics Typical activities during a 4 year PhD project: Experimental acquisition of intrinsic reaction rate data. Model construction based on reaction mechanisms and estimation of kinetic parameters by data regression and/or quantum chemical calculations. Scale-up of lab data and simulation of industrial processes by developing and implementing reactor models accounting for transport next to reaction. Development and application of Computational Fluid Dynamics models in that context. Normal duties will apply, including the preparation of scientific reports and publications and assisting in supervising of MSc students.

Applicants must possess a MSc in Chemical Engineering or related subject and a TOEFL certificate (minimum score of 580(paper)/92(iBT)/237(computer)) or equivalent. Relevant experience in the area of reactor engineering, kinetics, and/or computational chemistry is strongly recommended. Candidates must have a strong mathematical background and be willing to focus on obtaining quantitative rather than qualitative results.

Scholarship Deadline: 2012-04-30

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