KHALIFA UNIVERSITY

Research Engineer

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
08 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2020
Ref
IRC56089
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Location AE

Organization Name Mechanical Engineering

About University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Brief Description

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.

Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

  1. 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.
  2. 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.  
  3. 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.
  4. Write independently, as directed by the project investigator, publications for submission to high-quartile ranked journals and premier energy/mechanical engineering conferences.
  5. Take responsibility for reporting technical progress to the project investigator, periodically and in a timely manner.
  6. Carry out a specified research program under the direction of the project investigator.
  7. Collaborate and work in a collegial manner with the project team members.
  8. Support the project team in the advancement of the research program.
  9. Function autonomously, ethically and responsibly.

Job Requirements

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.

How To Apply

CV + Research Interest Statement

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (recruitmentteam@ku.ac.ae). 

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