Research Fellow in Automated and Continuous Production of Nanomaterials

University of Leeds School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Research Fellow in Automated and Continuous Production of Nanomaterials

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in reaction engineering, flow chemistry, control system engineering and nanoparticle synthesis? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive Universities? Do you want to be part of an EU funded international innovation programme?

You will form a critical part of the University of Leeds team which are leading this ambitious and exciting international project. You will develop a micro-meso-fluidic system for nanoparticle synthesis, and couple it with an automated control system also developed within this project by another Research Fellow, to automatically optimise nanoparticle quality in real-time based on the detected quality of the particles being produced. This is an innovation project and during the project lifetime, the developed technology will be transferred to several company partners.

Holding a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Chemical Reaction Engineering or a closely allied discipline, you will have experience in nanoparticle synthesis and characterisation and in flow chemistry and continuous processing. We are looking for a team worker who will fully integrate with both the Leeds group and the 18 other project partners. You will be expected to work closely with all project participants and especially the industrial companies. You will be required to travel and to spend some time in respective project partner's laboratories.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

, Associate Professor

Tel: +44(0) 113 343 6468 or email:


, Professor of Applied Fluid Mechanics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2152 or email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (20 months (grant funding))
Release Date: Tuesday 22 February 2022
Closing Date: Tuesday 22 March 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSPE1063