The INP is collaborating with the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis on the project ‘Supporting Climate Protection – From Renewable Hydrogen and Aerobic CO2 to Methanol’ (SUPREME). For our team, we are seeking to hire for the location in Greifswald/Germany starting from January 1st 2021 a
Fixed term contract for 3 years / Part-time appointment (27 hours/week) / Target salary: TV-L/E13
YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The urgent need to stop global warming caused by CO2 requires a paradigm shift from fossil to sustainable energy carriers and processes. Nonthermal plasma (NTP) can activate stable molecules such as CO2 at ambient pressure and low temperatures. A dedicated reactor system containing a plasma source in combination with a catalyst bed will be developed.
In this way, the greenhouse gas CO2 is reduced and added to a chemical value chain. The aim is to develop a more efficient method for the conversion of CO2 into methanol.
- Investigate plasma-assisted methanol formation from CO2 and H2;
- Develop reliable experimental systems and procedures;
- Carry out chemical, electrical and optical diagnostics of the process;
- Derive and evaluate process parameters;
- Carry out documentation, communication and presentation of results.
- Very good university-level qualification (e.g. MSc degree or equivalent) in the fields of plasma technology, physics, chemistry, environmental sciences or similar topics
- Interest in experimental research
- Excellent team working and communication skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Structured, committed and self-motivated
- Previous experience with at atmospheric pressure are welcome.