Research Engineer, Research and Development

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Thursday, 11 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 11 December 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

(Research Engineer)  -(Research and Development)


Job Purpose

  • To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.
  • Ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop, implement, evaluate and optimize strategies for low-energy/low-carbon metal product manufacturing, including hydrogen, power-to-gas and carbon capture-based strategies, through in-depth literature review and thermodynamic, economic and environmental modeling and optimization. This will involve equipment and process design/specification.
  • Construct and validate (against appropriate reference data) thermodynamic, economic and environmental models of both conventional/existing and low-energy/carbon metal product production processes and systems, using numerical modeling including thermodynamic and chemical engineering process modeling software. 
  • Evaluate low-carbon metal production strategies by (i) developing and applying appropriate thermodynamic, economic, environmental and life cycle assessment (LCA) performance metrics and evaluation approaches, (ii) using developed models, (iii) assessing process/system performance sensitivity to key design/operating parameters, and (iv) optimizing process/system based on thermodynamic, economic and environmental criteria.
  • Write independently, as directed by the project investigator, publications for submission to high-quartile ranked journals and premier energy/mechanical engineering conferences.
  • Take responsibility for reporting technical progress to the project investigator, periodically and in a timely manner.
  • Carry out a specified research program under the direction of the project investigator.
  • Collaborate and work in a collegial manner with the project team members.
  • Support the project team in the advancement of the research program.
  • Function autonomously, ethically and responsibly.


Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor/Master M.Sc. Degree in chemical, mechanical or related engineering field.

Required Experience

  • Good engineering background/experience in chemical engineering and reactive flow process modeling (e.g., using Aspen Plus), chemical equilibrium and kinetics.
  • Desired experience in some of the following areas: conventional/existing and low-carbon metal production processes, heat recovery and utilization, heat/material integration, carbon capture processes, hydrogen, power-to-gas, energy storage.
  • Desired experience in design and evaluation of multi-generation systems, using energy, exergy, economic, exergoeconomic, environmental, life cycle, and dispatch/scheduling analysis, and optimization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, without direct supervision, and team player skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good research achievements including publications in reputed academic engineering/scientific journals.

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Primary Location: KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Research Engineer
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time