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 development of a large database of process parameters for different NET systems; the development of Python models to represent NET systems; and the validation of computational model results using peer-reviewed literature and an understanding of engineering fundamentals.


More information on the project, qualifications and how to apply can be found here.


To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by July 15, 2022 although the position will remain open until filled. To submit your application, or for more information concerning this position, please email Dr. Ahmed Abdulla (

Thomas A. Adams II

Professor of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).