Assistant Researcher (Chemical Engineering)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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To begin approximately March 15, 2013. Limited-term appointment. Renewable subject to funding and operational need. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with Institute Director and senior faculty to formulate and execute research in the area of fuel cells, gas cleanup and purification, and materials for gas separations.
  • Specific duties to include but not limited to:
  • Initiates and develops a sustainable and nationally recognized research program based on novel material development for fuel cell air purification including identification of funding sources and preparation of proposals.
  • Formulate and execute research and analysis in the area of air purification as related to operations of fuel cells in harsh environments.
  • Develop operational models of air contamination impact on fuel cell performance from bench scale experimentation to fuel cell field trials.
  • Prepare and execute project summaries, reports and presentations for funding agencies and for presentation at national and international professional meetings.
  • Publishes research in peer-reviewed journals and in other forms as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Candidate must demonstrate a record of accomplishment in the area of gas separation and fuel cell analysis.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills including record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and establish and maintain professional relationships collaborators and funding organizations.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience in the development and testing of novel materials for gas separation.
  • Experience in gas flow modeling through pore structures.
  • Experience with surface characterization techniques including but not limited to; x ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, N2 adsorption and gas chromatography.
  • Experience with electrochemical characterization methods as related to fuel cells.

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