• Job type: Postdoctoral fellowship (a 1-year initial appointment and possibility of extension up to late 2026)

  • Location: Newcastle university, UK

Position: Research Assistant/Associate in Chemical Engineering (Membranes)


This position is available in one of the UK’s prominent chemical engineering research groups with Prof. Ian Metcalfe, FREng and Dr Greg A. Mutch. We are looking for a talented individual to work in the area of supported molten-salt membranes and their application to carbon dioxide separation and reaction engineering (e.g., Energy Environ. Sci., 2020, 13, 1766-1775 and J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 12951-12973).

Supported molten-salt membranes offer the opportunity to bypass traditional limitations of membrane separation processes by providing both high permeability and high selectivity in a single membrane. Their potential applications range from flue gas carbon dioxide capture to water-gas shift reaction engineering.

Your role will be to fabricate and characterise supported molten-salt membranes, using our synthesis and fabrication laboratory, automated membrane gas permeation measurement facilities, and (typically via collaboration) cutting-edge characterisation techniques (diffraction, tomography, microscopy, spectroscopy, surface area and porosity analysis etc). Thus, to fulfil the deliverables of the project, you will work closely with internal and external stakeholders in the EPSRC Programme Grant, SynHiSel.

You should be enthusiastic in the discipline, committed and motivated, and have an aptitude for independent working as well as working as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team.

For more information about the position, please click here.

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