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 a Norwegian, European, or global hydrogen economy, and subsequently make recommendations to governments for development based on critical analysis and data.
The research will require the use of eco-technoeconomic analysis (eTEA) methodologies to evaluate candidate liquid hydrogen production and/or storage processes and systems in order to quantify their potential economic, environmental, or sociopolitical value of various technologies in comparison to alternative solutions. Key research elements will include the conceptual design, synthesis, and simulation of candidate commercial scale liquid hydrogen production and/or storage processes currently at technology readiness level 6 or lower; bottom-up economic analyses to estimate costs as a function of geography and markets; dynamic life cycle assessment (LCA) of commercial supply chain implementation; and big-picture assessments made within the context of the triple bottom line of sustainability.
The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.
It is also an exciting opportunity to work with an elite team of researchers who are tackling the most relevant and urgent problems in sustainable energy systems. The EPT department contains a diverse range of expertise in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy systems engineering, process engineering, industrial ecology, industrial economics, life cycle assessment, and other specialities. We are looking for someone to join our team and contribute their expertise to high-impact research that has the potential to change our world for the better.
Your immediate leader is Professor Thomas A. Adams II.
To see how this position fits into the research objectives of Prof. Adams’ program, read the article at https://doi.org/10.1002/cjce.24787