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Research Fellow (00000-058)

Fixed Term Position for 1 year

The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on an Innovate UK project on direct ammonia fuel cells to extract energy from wastewater. This is a Shanghai-UK industrial challenge programme, aiming to develop a proto-type electrochemical device which can efficiently remove ammonia from ammonia-rich effluents and recover the energy from ammonia during the wastewater treatment process through electrochemical and ecological processes. The project is led by UK and Shanghai wastewater treatment companies and academic partners, developing relevant technologies to significantly reduce the energy consumption of the wastewater treatment industry, leading to economic and environmental benefits.

The Research Fellow will develop new catalysts for direct ammonia fuel cells, demonstrate ammonia removal efficiency from wastewater using direct ammonia fuel cells. You will work closely with other researchers in the project team from the UK and China. You will write periodic reports, ensure that milestones are achieved, and present your work at relevant technical meetings. You will also engage in discussions and plan research activities.

The successful candidate will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline, or have relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have a strong background in experimental research on catalysts for ammonia fuel cells or/and electrolysis of ammonia. You will have a good research record including experience of developing research ideas, planning and conducting experiments, writing up findings for publication and presenting at conferences. You will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to manage your workload effectively. The initial contract will be 12 months but can be extended depending on the performance and bilateral interests. This post can be either full-time or part-time.

Closing date: 14 Jun 2018

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