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Postdoctoral Position in Fuel Cell Research, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi

We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate in the area of computational/experimental thermal sciences. The project aims at investigating water and thermal management of PEM fuel cells under transient conditions. Candidates with Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a related field and research experience in CFD methods are encouraged to apply. Experience in fuel cell modeling is desirable. The position provides excellent opportunity of international collaboration (particularly with MIT) and excellent compensation package (salary range: US$ 60,000 – 70,000 per year).

About Masdar Institute:Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, located in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., is a private, not-for-profit, independent, graduate-level, research-driven institute developed with the support and cooperation of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The goal of the Institute is to develop, over a period of years, indigenous R&D capacity in Abu Dhabi, addressing issues of importance to the region in critical areas such as: renewable energy, sustainability, environment, water resources and microelectronics. The Institute offers graduate degree programs (MSc & PhD) in science and engineering disciplines with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies

How to apply: Please send your application with a detailed resume and a list of 3 references to Professor Tariq Shamim, Mechanical Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, P.O. Box 54224, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Phone: +971(2) 810-9158. Electronic submission of application is greatly preferred. Email: tshamim-at-masdar.ac.ae

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PhD Scholarship for Development of Functionally Graded Materials for Thermoelectric Devices, Denmark

The Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division at Risø DTU is seeking a Ph.D. student to develop graded thermoelectric materials with optimized properties over a broad temperature range for use in conversion of heat into electricity.
Thermoelectric power conversion is a promising technology for waste heat recovery in a broad variety of applications, e.g. transportation, building and industry. A thermoelectric device works by converting a certain temperature difference into an electric potential to generate power.

You will be part of a large project which aim to develop and demonstrate high-temperature efficient thermoelectric oxide modules integrated in a converter system.

This will take place at the international front line in collaboration between Risø DTU and four leading laboratories in Denmark, Japan and the US, while industry participation ensures strong links to both technology providers and end-users.

The project
A major challenge in thermoelectric materials development is to combine a number of materials belonging to different families of materials together in order to improve the conversion efficiency and to expand the working temperature range of the thermoelectric device. The project is focussed on the construction and optimization of p- and n-type segments over a broad temperature range by graded materials. This will be done in order to improve the so-called compatibility factor between the materials in each leg. The materials are chosen among the best of state-of-the-art materials and the novel developed thermoelectric oxides.

• Master’s degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or similar
• Knowledge in synthesis of inorganic materials preferably oxides
• Prior knowledge in the area of thermoelectricity is beneficial
• Experience with experimental methods for materials characterization
• Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamical group
• Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken

We offer
We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international environment.
Good possibilities for professional and personal growth.
A family friendly organisation with flexible working hours.

Scholarship Application Deadline:15-2-2011

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