Post-doctoral fellow - iron reduction with H2 in fluidized bed

Post-doctoral fellow - iron reduction with H2 in fluidized bed


We are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow to research the field of direct iron reduction with H2 using fluidized bed reactors and possible applications in future energy processes. The work is eminently experimental although it contains some plant analysis at process level. You will work with researchers with a long and internationally recognized experience in the fields of metal redox, chemical looping, and fluidized bed technology.

Information about the research and the project
The research will investigate the key underlying mechanisms governing the redox cycles of iron powder under fluidized bed conditions and with H2 as reducing agent. The knowledge mined is to used as key in the transition towards carbon neutrality of the iron/steel industry and the energy sector (through e.g. large-scale thermo-chemical energy storage).
The research tasks include both planning, leading and executing experimental work and subsequent data analysis with help of modeling. The experimental resources at hand include fluidized bed reactors equipped with advanced experimental diagnostic tools for the solids and gaseous phases. The research will be performed in collaboration with senior researchers and PhD students and with industrial partners acting as reference group.

The project is funded by the Energy Area of Advance at Chalmers and is a collaboration between the Division of Energy Technology (where you will be employed) and the Division of Energy and Material at the Chemistry department (where you will conduct a large part of the work). These divisions have a long experience in the topics of chemical looping processes and of fluidization technology for large-scale thermo-chemical conversion. The divisions have extensive cooperation with industry and governmental organizations and the research output is disseminated in the academic community and utilized by different stakeholders. Through this interdisciplinary position you will be part of a research team aligned with our general aim to reduce the environmental impact of energy use. The work planned is intended to reinforce our strong position as frontliner within research of metal redox cycles and fluidized bed applications.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as post-doc is to drive your own research in a research group and merit yourself by producing high quality research to be reported in scientific journals. You are expected to contribute with your ideas along the project. In addition, you are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research to relevant partners and stakeholders. You are also expected to take active part in building and maintaining collaborative links with relevant members of the research community, both within Chalmers and at external partners. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry.

To qualify for this position you must hold a PhD degree, awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline, in Chemistry, Metallurgy, Physics, Energy Technology, or other related discipline. You should be highly proficient in spoken and written English, creative and able to drive and conclude projects interdependently. You should also have a problem-solving ability and take own initiatives and discuss/develop own ideas. Leadership, cooperation and social abilities are especially valued.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. 
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref.[20220510] and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2022-11-06

For questions, please contact:
Prof. David Pallarès, Div. Energy Technology  

Prof. Henrik Leion, Div. Energy and Material

Carolina Guío-Pérez, Div. Energy Technology

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 7 oktober 2022
  • Ansök senast: 6 november 2022


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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