Research Associate in Carbon Capture technologies

An exciting opportunity is available in the Institute for Energy Systems of the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh for a research associate appointment.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with world-leading expertise at the interface of power plant engineering, carbon capture and energy systems. They will also benefit from multiple contacts within the UK CCS Research Centre ( and the Scottish CCS Centre ( They will work on topical research issues in the area of carbon capture and storage

  • Assess new concepts for the synergistic design of hydrogen production and clean electricity from natural gas with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), with a focus on integrated systems with shared sub-components, heat integration, and strategies to overcome the adverse effects of short- and long-term variability in demand for both products.
  • Innovative absorber packed columns for carbon dioxide capture systems, an interdisciplinary activity at the interface of chemical engineering, electrical tomography and multiphase flow CFD modelling. Process modelling will complement activities to inform the design and operation of a prototype system, and then to develop strategies for scale-up.

You must have prior relevant experience of modelling carbon capture processes and/or thermal power generation systems. Previous experience of multiphase flows using CFD, in particular gas/liquid interfacial flows, would be desirable.

This is a fixed-term role for up to 20 months.

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Closing Date: 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Contact Name: 

Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud

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Contact Telephone: 

+44 (0) 131 650 8697