Procestechnologie voor Duurzame Systemen (ProcESS), Leuven (Arenberg)

Leuven, Flanders, be
Company: KU Leuven
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-13 02:08:13
The Postdoctoral fellow position is open within the Group of Smart Responsive Separation with Hybrid Processes at KU Leuven under the supervision of Prof. dr. Xing Yang. We also form part of the larger Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems (ProcESS) group at the Department of Chemical Engineering with expertise in process intensification, multiphase microfluidics, use of alternative energy sources and membrane technology. The Yang Research Group focuses on process intensification strategies for designing low-emission and energy efficient separation systems utilizing smart responsive materials with nano/micro-structured interfaces, reactive kinetics and optimal separation units. The hybridisation of separation technologies (e.g., membrane, extraction, crystallization, absorption and chromatography) is the key tool to design an Energy-Efficient Separation Systems for Sustainability (2E3S), assisted with experimental research and process system engineering via multi-scale numerical modeling.

If you are passionate and highly motivated researchers in the areas of Chemical Engineering with relevant experience in biomedical and biopharmaceutical research, you are strongly encouraged to enquire and apply. Any priorexperience with supporting laboratorial development such as instrumentation and postgraduate supervision is highly valued.

  • Requirement: PhD degree in Chemical Engineering or in equivalent discipline with competitive publication record, research experience on biomolecular/biomedical/biopharmaceutical engineering is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experiences in the relevant fields as described, i.e., preferably with solid background on membrane separation and membrane process for bioprocessing.
  • Willingness and experiences with postgraduate supervision and teaching.
  • Fluent English (written and verbal communication) for scientific interactions required. Additional language proficiency (e.g., Dutch) is regarded a plus.
  • Self-motivated, passionate and great interpersonal skills. 
  • Willingness to work at interdisciplinary boundaries.

The Yang Research Group is seeking a high caliber postdoctoral fellow. The candidates with exclusive experience on membrane processes for bioprocessing applications, mathematical modelling of transport phenomena, experiences with CFD and Aspen will be advantageous.

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