Job ID: 139015

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kent State University

  • Feb. 20, 2020
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Aeronautics and Engineering
  • Kent State University
    Kent, OH
  • Open until filled
  • Feb. 20, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Energy Technology

Kent State University has established a Clean Energy Research Laboratory in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE). Funding has been secured to hire a post-doctoral Research Associate in the areas of energy conversion and storage. Candidates with solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and hydrogen generation knowledge and experience are highly encouraged to apply.

CAE, a leading engineering college at Kent State University. The lab is designed to enable the evaluation of kilowatt scale fuel cells using hydrogen, natural gas, propane and liquid fuels. Application of additive manufacturing is a second stream of the group research. More information about the group and their research could be found at

We are looking for candidates with strong materials science, ceramics, catalysts or chemical engineering background and with direct experience in ceramic and/or catalyst materials for SOFC or hydrogen generation applications.

Essential Job Functions

  • Undertake research in fuel cells, energy storage and/or hydrogen generation related areas, e.g. development of materials and fabrication process, power system design and operation;
  • Analyze research data and report the findings;
  • Participate in funding proposal preparations;
  • Publish research work in professional journals and conferences;
  • Supervise junior researchers and students;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
    Qualifications Experience/Educational Requirements
  • PhD in material science or engineering
  • Proven ceramic or catalyst processing experience
  • Solid oxide fuel cell or hydrogen generation experience is preferred
  • Catalyst reforming knowledge is a plus

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Contact Information

  • Professor/Dr. Yanhai Du
    Aeronautics and Engineering
    Kent State University
    Kent, OH 44242

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