The University of Edinburgh is seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate for 3 years (36 months) to investigate the behaviour of methane gas inside porous rock media using molecular dynamics simulations. This is part of a joint research project between the University of Edinburgh, the University of Strathclyde , and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) on the dynamics of gas flows in underground reservoirs.
This position is to work with Prof Jason Reese, Dr Matthew Borg, and their research team in the School of Engineering. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the School’s joint submission with Heriot-Watt University was first in the UK for “research power”, with 94% of our research activity achieving world-leading (4) or internationally excellent (3) ratings. The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 25 universities.
A postdoctoral research associate position is available in School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh to work in collaboration with three other research associates on a project funded by EPSRC (EP/N024672/1) to develop a compact CO2 capture process to combat industrial emissions. The project will involve the development of a microwave assisted CO2 capture process using solvents. The PDRA will contribute to this project by studying molecular dynamics simulations of the interaction of microwaves with amine solutions. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues working on the development of a new experimental rig and process models.