The postdoc position in understanding zeolite catalysis with advanced spectroscopic techniques is available at the KAUST Catalysis Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (http://www.kaust.edu.sa). The position is offered in the group of Prof. Javier Ruiz Martinez.
Zeolites have enjoyed a great development as versatile catalyst materials for the upgrading of crude oil to high-quality fuels and chemicals. Nowadays alternative feedstocks are under examination due to dwindling fossil resources and environmental concerns. Since alternative feedstocks are different from crude oil, conversion processes and catalysts need to be reformulated. The current research project aims to provide fundamental understanding about the catalytic conversion of alternative feedstocks into chemicals and fuels. More specifically, powerful spectroscopic tools will be developed to monitor zeolite catalyst structure, reaction mechanism, and catalyst deactivation.
The research project includes the installation and development of molecular spectroscopy setups and the study of the structure/performance of zeolite catalysts under working conditions. The candidate is expected to be skilled in material characterization, data analysis methods, and kinetic studies.
-Completed doctorate in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Physics or related fields.
-Excellent scientific track record in peer-reviewed publications, patents, and conference presentations.
-High motivation, creativity, enthusiasm, commitment to scientific research, and ability to research both independently and in a group are important criteria.
-Research experience in one or more of the following fields:
Physical chemistry with focus in material characterization
-Excellent communication skills and proficiency in English.
Applications should include a CV, cover letter, certificates, expected availability date, a complete list of publications and 3 reference and should be submitted by email to Prof. Javier Ruiz Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply now with your CV and publications to KCC.Postdoc@kaust.edu.sa.