Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Hydrogen from Fossil Fuels

Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Hydrogen from Fossil Fuels

Requisition #: A-76647-3

Status: Full Time

Type: Other

School: Whiting School of Engineering

Department/Program: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21218

Closing Date: Open until filled

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General Description

The Erlebacher group at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is developing and building a demonstration system for methane decomposition to solid carbon and hydrogen gas.  This new technology - funded by ARPA-E and industrial partners - holds promise to make significant progress in efficient fossil fuel utilization without carbon dioxide emissions.  We are looking to add 2-3 post-doctoral researchers with expertise across a spectrum of skills in chemical engineering and materials science to work on this program.  We will be conducting this research project in a JHU-affiliated facility in Columbia, MD.  Specific skills we are looking for include:

  • Reactor design, construction, and operation, especially recirculating reactors
  • Solids handling and characterization, especially nanocarbons
  • Reactor and process modeling using ASPEN and/or COMSOL.

For further information, please contact Jonah Erlebacher via email at


Competitive applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related discipline, with prior experience in reactor design, operation, construction, or modeling.  Duties and responsibilities will include designing and performing experiments, reactor operation, data analysis, and reporting progress in organized formats. Experience in computer controlled machining, equipment fabrication, and/or programming is helpful.  An ability to work independently as well as in a team environment toward timely execution of program goals is required. 

Application Instructions

For immediate consideration, please submit the following information via Interfolio:   (a) a cover letter describing your research experience and technical skills, and a list of the names of three references with their contact information, (b) your CV.

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