• PhD Position in Plastic Recycling through Gasification Routes @ NTNU
    Prof. Thomas A. Adams II at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a PhD Candidate on converting waste plastics into fresh olefins (ethylene, etc) using gasification routes. Gasification routes have some promising advantages over traditional thermal recycling because they could work with mixed plastics, plastic compounds, and even dirty (unwashed) municipal
  • Postdoc @ UAlberta in SOFC Stack Assembly and Testing
    A postdoctoral position has been announced at the University of Alberta, in the area of solid oxide fuel cell stack assembly and testing, beginning April 2024. A PhD is required in materials, chemical, or mechanical engineering, or a related field focusing on SOFCs or SOECs. Knowledge in anode-supported planar SOFCs, infiltrated catalysts, machine learning, CFD,
  • Tenure Track Position in Power-to-Fuel at ULiège
    The University of Liège in Belgium has announced a tenure-track position in Power-to-Fuel in the department of Chemical Engineering. The position requires a PhD in a related field, a record of international research and publications, and the candidate must be able to teach in English.  Readers are advised that this is an early notice. However,
  • Postdoc @NC State: Data Driven Control and Optimization
    Prof. Wentao Tang at North Carolina State University has an opening for a postdoctoral position in the area of data driven control and optimization. Dr. Tang writes: “This postdoctoral researcher will work on several exploratory ideas at the interface of control theory, optimization, and machine learning, specifically, about data-driven analysis/characterization of nonlinear control systems and
  • 2-year Postdoc Position on Methods/Algorithms for MINLP
    Prof. Jan Kronqvist has a postdoctoral position opening at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He writes that the postdoc would “work on developing algorithms and methods for mixed-integer optimization.” The postdoctoral researcher would “have the opportunity to focus on fundamental aspects of mixed-integer optimization. Specifically, the project focuses on strong convex relaxations.” 
  • Three postdocs at KTH in collaboration with AstraZeneca
    Three postdoctoral research positions have been announced at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) that might be of interest to readers, arising from a research collaboration with AstraZeneca. The positions are: Postdoc in Mathematics, production optimization [full posting] Postdoc in Pharma-Manufacturing Data Connectivity [full posting] Postdoc in immersive visualizations for industry [full posting] Professor
  • Research Assistant/Associate Position at Imperial College London
    A Research Assistant / Research Associate position is available in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London beginning July 2023 or later . The complete job posting can be found here. The post of Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) will conduct research at the intersection of computational optimisation, machine learning, and experimental
  • PhD positions at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
    The School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore has two PhD positions (supported by full scholarship). Successful candidates are expected to join in August 2023. Successful candidates will conduct research related to process systems engineering, including but not limited to digital-twin modeling, learning-based estimation and control, fault detection and
  • Controls and Optimization Research Engineer Openings at GE Research
    Two positions have been announced at GE Research of interest to readers. One is an entry level, another is more senior. Both positions focus on the “Energy Transition through the development of models, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and detection technologies.” The candidates will contribute toward R&D efforts with GE Vernova’s various energy businesses and
  • Postdoc @ Waterloo in Optimal Integration of Energy and Intensified Systems
    Prof. Luis Ricardez-Sandoval has announced a second postdoctoral opening in his group [see other position]. This new position is a 12 month position in Optimal Operation of Emerging Energy and intensified Systems. He writes to us:  “The aim of this project is to perform optimal integration of advanced energy and CO2 capture systems applying process
  • Three Postdocs / Senior Researchers At Cornell
    PEESE @ Cornell University ( is currently seeking highly-qualified candidates for three postdoctoral or senior research associate positions in the areas of systems engineering, sustainability science, and AI. These positions offer competitive compensation packages, including a salary of at least US$55,000 per year for postdoctoral researchers, an additional 10% contribution to the researcher’s retirement account
  • PhD Positions at Wayne State University
    Prof. Helen Durand is recruiting PhD students for a variety of research projects of interest to readers. She writes to us: “Our group (which we call Research Group Discovery) is a team of creative engineers seeking to work on high-impact and exciting problems for engineering.  Our work generally focuses on control design and theory,
  • PhD Position at NTNU in Sustainable Energy Process Systems
    Prof. Thomas A. Adams in the Process and Power Program, Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a PhD Candidate in Sustainable Energy Process Systems. One of the key goals is to identify the most promising technologies for implementation as part of a new
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in Computer-Aided Materials Design
    Prof. Ricardez-Sandoval at the University of Waterloo writes to us with the following: The Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for a 12 month postdoctoral fellowship appointment in Computer-Aided materials design under the supervision of Professors Luis Ricardez-Sandoval and Eric Croiset. The project involves a research
  • Postdoc position on Blue Hydrogen Production at NTNU
    Department of Chemical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a Post-Doctoral candidate for research on the production of BLUE HYDROGEN, i.e. hydrogen from natural gas with CO2 capture and sequestration.  The position will be part of a team of researchers from NTNU, SINTEF Energy, IFE, and the process industry
  • Postdoctoral (RA) position in Data & Sci. Computing at the University of Edinburgh
    Prof. Dimitrios Gerogioris writes: A Postdoctoral Research Associate (RA) position is available with funding from the EPSRC (UKRI) project “RAPID: Real-time process modelling anddiagnostics: Powering digital factories” (Institute for Digital Communications/IDCOM, University of Edinburgh, UK): Queen’s University Belfast, Seagate Technology, GlaxoSmithKline/GSK, NVIDIA) The appointed RA will undertake research in randomised numerical linear algebra to
  • Advanced Process Control Specialist/Engineer Position at Spartan Controls
    Spartan Controls is recruiting for an Advanced Process Control Specialist/Engineer for our either their Edmonton or Calgary office. In this role, you will be responsible for participating in the entire life cycle of process control optimization and reliability improvement projects, including: executing feasibility studies, process analysis, data analytics, business case development, advanced application development, solution
  • Process Modeling Job Opening in Food, Agriculture, and Bio-based Products @ Cargill
    Dr. Spencer Schaber of Cargill writes to us with two position announcements: Are you enthusiastic about tackling non-traditional simulation and optimization projects?  Are you interested in improving the sustainability of the food supply chain from farm to fork?  Or developing and improving processes for other bio-based products? We have an opening in the highly-respected Engineering
  • Postdoc positions in CCUS at NTU, Singapore
    The School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore has 1-2 Postdoc Fellow positions for a project on carbon capture for reduction in GHG emissions from ships. The positions are listed below. Candidates with suitable background and publications in relevant areas are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates may send a
  • Postdoc in Liquid Hydrogen Technologies at NTNU
    The Process and Power Program, Department of Energy and Process Engineering (EPT) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Scholar to research liquid hydrogen technologies as a part of the HYDROGENi Initiative. One of the key goals is to identify the most promising technologies for commercialization and integration into
  • Advanced Process Controls Engineer at FPInnovations
    FPInnovations is looking for an individual who can identify, develop and apply novel control strategies for the Pulp and Paper industry.  This will involve conducting data analysis, control assessment, process modelling, and benefit analysis, as well as design and implementation of advanced process control applications in a continuous manufacturing setting. Process Controls, the Advanced Process
  • Life Cycle Impact Analyst Position at 5REDO
    5R Enabler Designs and Operations Inc. (5REDO) is a circular economy innovation and consulting firm focused on developing novel solutions and offering technical support toward improving circularity and environmental sustainability within different industry sectors. 5REDO has an opening for a Life Cycle Impact Analyst. The analyst will be responsible for developing life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Postdoctoral Position at the University of Notre Dame
      Prof. Alexander Dowling’s research group ( at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to develop new methodologies for multiscale modeling and optimization of energy systems. Specifically, in collaboration with the Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems ( and others, they are creating novel analysis capabilities that capture the complex interdependencies between
  • Postdoc/Research Faculty Position at Nagoya University, Japan
    A postdoctoral/research faculty position is available at Nagoya University, Japan. The successful candidate will work on a collaborative project with industry and other academic institutions on modeling, numerical optimization, and economic evaluation of CO2 adsorptive separation process. The successful candidate should be preferably familiar with chemical process modeling, optimization, and/or numerical techniques. The project will
  • Faculty position in Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University
    The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track position with a 9-month, academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning Fall 2023. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of
  • PSE Tenure-Track Faculty Position at The University of British Columbia
    The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE), within the Faculty of Applied Science (APSC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor may be considered for an exceptional case. This position is
  • Tenure-Track Faculty Openings in Chemical Engineering at Drexel University
    The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Drexel University is currently looking for two tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant Professor level. The start date is September 1, 2024. This will provide the candidate an opportunity to gain an additional year of research/grant writing experience prior to the start of the tenure clock. Candidates
  • Professor of Practice Position in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University
    The ROBERT F. SMITH SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York invites applications for the Professor-of-Practice faculty position. This is a long-term, non-tenure-track faculty appointment for individuals with significant, high-level experience as leaders from managerial, technical or research positions in their organization. Examples include responsibility in process and product design,
  • Remote Working Postdoc / Fellowship @ RAPID Institute
    The AIChE’s RAPID Manufacturing Institute has an opening for a RAPID Fellow (a postdoc) as a key technical contributor to a DOE sponsored project called “Physical Property Data and Models in Support of Bioprocessing Separation Technologies for Organic Acids Separation.” RAPID is leading the project in collaboration with Texas Tech, Siemens Technology, Siemens PSE, and
  • Postdoc @ Wisconsin-Madison in Direct Air CO2 Capture, TEA, and LCA
    A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the The Sustainable Materials Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The overall project includes the design, construction, and testing of a CO2 direct air capture (DAC) system that would store captured CO2 in cementitous materials. The postdoctoral associate would focus on the process modelling aspects of DAC,
  • Postdoc/Research Faculty Opening @ Nagoya University in Modelling and Optimization of CO2 Adsorption
    Prof. Kawajiri’s group in the Materials Process Engineering Research Center for Net Zero Carbon Society at Nagoya University (Japan) has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher or research faculty member. The candidate will work on modelling and optimization of carbon dioxide adsorption, in collaboration with industrial and academic researchers who will perform experiments. They are
  • Postdoc at NTNU in Optimization, Design, and Modelling
    Professor Magne Hillestad at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) writes to announce a postdoctoral vacancy in the Chemical Engineering department. The position is for 2 years and is in the area of process optimization, conceptual design, and process modelling. The postdoc is expected to contribute to research involving the development of process
  • Postdoc Positions at Texas A&M Energy Institute
    Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos has announced postdoctoral positions at the Texas A&M Energy Institute. Candidates with PhDs in PSE or related areas such as control, automation, computing, and industrial engineering are sought, and should have expertise in modelling, optimization, control, and data analytics. The posting lists some of the interdisciplinary areas of research which include: “Energy,
  • PhD Position in Separations Process Design and Negative Emissions Technologies
    A PhD position in the modelling of separation processes and negative emissions technologies is open in the Alternative Pathways for the Energy Transition (APEX) laboratory at Carleton University.   The PhD candidate will develop open-source process models of negative emissions technologies (NETs), like direct air capture of CO2 (DAC) and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). This will involve the
  • Control & Optimization Position at Exxon Mobil Houston
    ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering is seeking recent PhD graduates who have a background in process control and optimization. Tyler Soderstrom writes with a summary of the position: Join a multidisciplinary team of applications engineers who leverage emerging technologies & tools to push the boundaries of existing capabilities and develop the next generation of automation solutions.
  • Two Postdocs @ Mälardalen University, Sweden
    Two positions are now open as Post-Doctoral Researcher at Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden. In the first position, the research focus concerns Power-to-Gas applications including H2 generation through electrolysis, integrated biomass gasification systems, and intermittent renewable energy generation. The work will rely on experimental research as well as advanced system modelling, design optimization and intelligent
  • Professor/Associate Professor in Modelling and Control Engineering @ Univ. Southeastern Norway
    The University of Southeastern Norway (Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge) has an opening at the professor and associate professor levels in modelling and control engineering, in Porsgrunn, Norway. The position is located in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Cybernetics. The position includes both teaching and research responsibilities. Candidates must be able to teach at
  • PSE Postdoc @ NTNU
    A postdoc position in the area of Autonomous Production Optimization with Degrading Equipment has been announced at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The postdoc is a two year temporary position with an immediate start date. The position requires a PhD degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctorate/PhD, a background in PSE, experience in
  • PhD/Postdocs @ HKUST (GZ)
    The Sustainable Process Systems Engineering group at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou campus) has multiple openings (2-3 PhDs with full scholarship and 1 Postdoc). The ideal candidate should have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: computer-aided solvent and process design (e.g., for CO2 capture) porous materials
  • Postdoc @ Princeton in Renewable Energy Systems
    Prof. Christos Maravelias at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has announced a postdoctoral research associate position. He writes to us that “the position is in the broad area of renewable energy systems synthesis, analysis, and optimization.” Candidates should have a PhD
  • Grad Student Positions @ Université Laval
    Prof. Carl Duchesne at the Université Laval in Québec, Canada writes to tell us about multiple student postings at the MSc candidate and PhD candidate levels that may be of interest to our readers. The project is jointly funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and Alcoa Corporation, and is
  • Postdoc @ Minnesota on Design and Operation of Process Systems
    UPDATE: This position has been filled! But you can check out [more posts about similar jobs here]. A postdoctoral associate position is available in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. The research work will focus on the design and operation of process systems involving green ammonia production and
  • Collaborative postdoc @ TAMU / UChicago
    Daniel Tabor of Texas A&M with Juan de Pablo of University of Chicago are currently seeking a joint postdoctoral researcher to work on theoretical and computational modeling and design of metal-free, radical-polymer-based batteries. The postdoctoral researcher will join an interdisciplinary team of theorists and experimentalists from Texas A&M University (Jodie Lutkenhaus and Daniel Tabor Groups) and the University
  • Supply Chain Optimization Specialist @ Ingram Micro
    Dr. Danielle Zyngier writes to us about an opening for a Supply Chain Optimization Specialist at Ingram Micro, located in Toronto, Canada. The candidate, who would join their Global Business Intelligence’s Data Science team, should be a “proactive, creative problem-solver who is motivated by the desire to deliver innovative, efficient and sustainable solutions with improved
  • Postdocs @Purdue in PSE
    The Crystallization and Particle Systems Engineering Group in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University has two postdoctoral researcher positions of interest to readers. Key skills and background in the follow areas is desired: population balance modeling parameter estimation model-based experimental design general process modeling and optimization advanced control use of PAT
  • Positions available with 3C AI in Optimization and ML/AI
    C3 AI is looking to hire people with a background in Optimization and Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence at various levels. Candidates would work in C3’s application areas which include supply network optimization, sensor network health, energy management, fraud detection, and customer engagement. Sree Vetukuri writes to us with the “sample” job description below. Contact
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Novel Computational Methods at Amgen
    A postdoctoral fellowship at Amgen has been announced in The Digital Integration and Predictive Modeling Team at Amgen. Aditya Tulsyan writes that “the role involves developing novel computational methods to predict the long-term stability of clinically relevant biologics attributes for various innovative modalities.”. According to the posting, the candidate would: “Develop novel computational methods to
  • Postdoc and Research Faculty position in modelling and optimization at Nagoya University, Japan
    A position has opened in Prof. Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s group at Nagoya University concerning the modelling of catalytic reactions relating to ammonia synthesis. The possible designated positions include Designated Associate Professor, Designated Lecturer, Designated Assistant Professor, or Postdoctoral Fellow. Prof. Kawajiri writes to us that “the successful candidate will work on modeling and optimization of a
  • Faculty Position @Alberta in Energy Systems
    An Assistant Professor opening in the field of Sustainable Energy Systems has been announced at the University of Alberta in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering. They are particularly interested in candidates with a background in “life cycle and techno-commercial analysis and thermodynamics”. Candidates should have a PhD in chemical engineering or a closely
  • Postdocs, PhD, Visiting Scholar/Researcher/Grad Student positions at Nanyang Technological University
    Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in Singapore has announced a large number of openings in PSE. Postdoctoral fells and PhD students are sought, but similar openings for visiting researchers, visiting scholars, and visiting students are also available. Areas of interest include: State Estimation Advanced Process Control Remaining Useful Life Prediction Fault Detection and Diagnosis Optimization for