ANNOUNCEMENT: POST-DOCTORAL OPENINGS AT UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER
Several post-doctoral positions are available with Professor Christine Hrenya in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Project overviews are given below. Appointment will be 1-2 years, and the start date is flexible. If interested, email CV, phone numbers and email addresses for three references, and representative publications to Prof. Christine Hrenya at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 28 2012, though later applications will be reviewed as needed. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Using Granular Materials for Heat Transfer in Solar Power Systems
The DOE-supported project is targeted at the use of granular materials as a heat transfer fluid for use in concentrating solar power technologies. The postdoctoral research will focus on DEM and continuum modeling of the solar receiver, and will work in collaboration with our partners at ORNL (high-performance computing) and NREL (experimental).
Agglomeration and Entrainment of Cohesive Particles
This industrially-funded research is focused on the prediction of gas-fluidized systems involving cohesive solid particles, with a special emphasis on agglomeration and entrainment. A team of three researchers (postdoctoral researchers and/or PhD students) will carry out experimental, DEM, and continuum modeling aspects of this research. Postdoctoral candidates with a primary interest in any one of these areas are encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral researcher will also lead the project coordination among the CU team members, which includes Prof. Al Weimer who is collaborating with us on the experimental work, as well as our industrial sponsors.