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CO2 Utilization - The CO2 utilization position focuses on the capture and catalytic conversion of CO2 to either hydrocarbons or alcohols for clean energy applications. Interest is in advancing fundamental and applied research on such topics as CO2 utilization, including but not limited to: (a) development of energy efficient solvent, solid sorbent, or membrane materials and processes for CO2 separation (b) The design, characterization, and preparation of novel catalysts for CO2 activation and conversion, (c) understanding multi-center CO2 activation and multi-electron/proton (or hydrogen atom) transfer processes, and (d) the elucidation of structure/property relationships in selective CO2 reductions.
We are seeking ideas and approaches that are “out of the box”. Collaboration with one or more faculty members in the EMS Energy Institute, and Departments of Chemical Engineering and/or Chemistry is strongly encouraged. For more information contact Chunshan Song (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rob Rioux (email@example.com), or Ayusman Sen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Pennsylvania State University is recruiting five exceptional postdoctoral research fellows to pursue cutting edge research in Batteries and Energy Storage, Biogeochemical Cycles, CO2 Utilization, Health and the Environment, and Water Science. This is one of those five positions. Positions will be supported by the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) at Penn State, University Park, PA, and will include highly competitive salaries, funds for travel and supplies, and an innovative future faculty development program designed for the cohort of fellows. These positions are part of an initiative to enhance the already vigorous program of environmental and energy research and education at Penn State, and reinforces the university’s internationally recognized leadership in multidisciplinary research.
These positions represent an exceptional opportunity to develop new research projects in collaboration with two or more Penn State faculty. Positions are for two years, with a start date in Fall Semester 2012. An excellent publication record and a Ph.D. in a relevant field are required.
To be considered for employment, please submit a CV, a three-page research concept (proposal) that leverages the faculty and facilities at Penn State and three letters of recommendation as one document to Judy Cranage by clicking APPLY NOW by July 27, 2012. Review of applications will begin in early August and will proceed until the positions have been filled.
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