Research Associate in Technoeconomic assessment of carbon capture and utilisation processes, Edinburgh - United Kingdom


Grade - UE07 £37,099 to £44,263 per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £39,347 to £46,974 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024) 

School of Engineering, College of Science & Engineering - Institute/Discipline: Institute for Materials and Processors

Full time,  35 hours per week

Fixed term basis for up to 24 months


The Opportunity:

This Research Associate position will contribute to the DAM4CO2 (Double-Active Membranes for a sustainable CO2 cycle) within the Institute for Materials and Processes at the University of Edinburgh, which is funded by the European Innovation Council and in collaboration with colleagues at ITM-CNR (Italy), Swansea university (UK), Primalchit (Spain). UPV (Spain), INSTM (Italy) and Me-Sep (Poland). The goal of DAM4CO2 is to develop a novel membrane technology, for the simultaneous separation and conversion of CO2 to C4+ molecules, as renewable fuels. Double active membranes (DAMs) with a durable and highly selective gas separation layer and a photocatalytic layer will be developed. The project will deliver a prototype, designed using the design-build-test-learn approach, for a proof-of-concept validation that will be tested in lab-conditions. The RA will work on the technoeconomic evaluation of the novel concept.

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EMS Conference Fee awards (MS/PhD students & young-academics) EUROMEMBRANE 2024

EMS will support Euromembrane 2024 with ten (10) conference awards for MS/PhD students and ten (10) conference awards for Young Academics

You can find more information here.


Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Biotechnology (Dublin City University, Ireland) - Update

The individual will join a multidisciplinary team to contribute to a funded project focusing on developing, scaling up and validating an innovative membrane biofouling control solution. Please take a look at the full details of job from the job description document (here).


  • Duration of position: 15 months with possibility of 9 months extension
  • Salary Scale: €42,783 - €49,177

Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and in line with current Government pay policy.

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EMS Conference Fee awards (MS/PhD students & young-academics)

A complete and up-to-date listing of awards to be granted by the EMS in 2024 has been published.

You can find the list here.


Call for organizing EUROMEMBRANE 2027

The European Membrane Society (EMS) is keen on supporting scientific or technical events related to membranes and membrane processes. One of the flagships of the Society is the EUROMEMBRANE Conference. Supported by the EMS, the EUROMEMBRANE conference aims to bring together European “membranologists” and other colleagues from overseas to discuss all aspects of research and applications of membrane and membrane processes in a vibrant and dynamic setting.

Therefore, EMS launched the Call for applications to organize the EUROMEMBRANE 2027 conference.

Please click here  to find information on the organisation of Euromembrane 2027.



Guide for Applicants and Organizers - EMS Conferences

A short Guide for Applicants for organising an EMS event has been published: Guide Version 2027

This short Guide for Applicants summarizes the principal points that should be mentioned in the application to organize an EMS event. Following it helps prepare the proposal to save time and check that you have considered all relevant aspects to make your proposal and the event successful. This Guide is divided into parts - Part I explains aspects that should be addressed in the application. Part II describes issues expected to follow up on and regularly inform the EMS Council about your successful application. Before preparing your application, it is recommended to read the information presented in Part II to help make the proposal complete and acceptable.




39th EMS Summer School 2024

The next EMS summer school will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, from June 10th to 14th 2024.

It is organized by the MT4SW group led by Prof. Patricia Luis.

More information here.

2023 EMS Best Paper Award

EMS Best Paper Award this year goes to Xiaoyu Tan from KU Leuven. Congratulations!

The prize comprises a € 1,000 with an EMS certificate of recognition.

All submissions were impressive, and it made it a difficult decision.

Proud of you all!!

EMS Award Committee

Postdoc Development of Membrane Based Separation Processes for Liquid Streams, MESCH team at VITO, Mol, Belgium

Postdoc Development of Membrane Based Separation Processes for Liquid Streams

Job description
The MESCH team at VITO develops industrially viable membrane processes for the intensification of chemical processes in industry.
Our approach allows companies to de-risk their developments by demonstration of relevant and economically viable membrane-based separation processes.

Membranes and membrane processes are of great value in the transition towards a more sustainable chemical industry, because of their broad application area, their low energy consumption, and their usefulness in continuous chemical processes at every scale. To strengthen our team of researchers and technicians (now about 25 people) we are looking for a new colleague for the execution of projects on membrane based liquid separations.

For this we opened a post-doc position for a 1+2-year contract.

This is our plan for you:

Together with our team, you will support the execution and follow-up of projects on membrane-based separation processes for the chemical industry.
Based on the basic workplans, you will plan, execute, supervise and coordinate membrane tests, by designing experiments, execute these together with our technicians and do the analysis of the various test results. Reporting of the results to customers or partners is a part of the job as well.

Job requirements
To be suitable for this job, we think you will need:
a PhD in organic chemistry or in chemical oriented engineering
ideally, an applied knowledge of membrane separation processes of liquid streams.
enthusiasm about both experimental lab work as well about processing of data and reporting
team player skills
a strong interest in cooperation with other partners (industry, SME’s, institutes, universities)
a good knowledge of English, both written and spoken

Apart from the job content we offer you:

A team of nice colleagues, experts in their fields, who will guide, support and interact with you
A front-row seat to witness the development of technical solutions for a sustainable world
Access to state-of-art equipment for membrane processes
Interesting opportunities to interact with partners in industry and academia
A competitive salary package

Apply here

Postdoc job opportunity: inverse design of membrane materials and membrane processes (experience in modelling and/or machine learning is expected), and TFC fabrication, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia

Postdoc positions in the following fields are available for a suitable candidate. The project has 3 PIs from KAUST and 1 PI from Columbia University New York, and focuses on inverse material design for polymer membranes. Only send your application if you have experience in at least one of the broad fields listed below, preferably in small organic molecules and/or polymers:

1. Chemical engineering process modelling
2. Machine learning for process, chemistry or materials development
3. Membrane separations


1. Postdoctoral fellow contract renewable up to 3 years
2. Tax-free salary up to 5k USD per month depending on experience and skills
3. Free housing on campus by the Red Sea
4. Full medical coverage for you and your family
5. Relocation allowance from your country of origin
6. Annual travel allowance to your country of origin
7. Free transportation

Find more information about the campus, the center and the research group here:
The Group:
The Center:
The University:
The Supercomputer center:

Send your CV to, and briefly explain your experience and skills related to the project.