PhD student in biomass utilization with carbon capture and storage

Publiceringsdatum: 2023-09-29

Letar du efter anställning inom pedagogik? Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB är på jakt efter en skicklig doktorand och du kan vara rätt person för jobbet. Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB söker efter en ny anställd på heltid under 6 månader eller längre som är redo att ta sin karriär till nästa nivå.

Denna tjänst finns tillgänglig i Göteborg som är tjänsteorten. Om du tycker att det låter intressant att börja jobba hos Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB i rollen som doktorand så har de just nu en ledig tjänst som skulle kunna vara en perfekt match för dig! Bli en del av Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB genom att ansöka till jobbet som doktorand senast torsdag den tjugosjätte oktober 2023.


The department of Space, Earth and Environment is recruiting a PhD student to carry out research with the aim to develop efficient technology for combustion of biomass and waste-derived fuels. Chemical-Looping Combustion (CLC) is a revolutionary method for fuel conversion, that provides inherent CO2 capture and drastically reduces problems related to corrosive ash elements present in difficult fuels. You will work together with researchers with long and internationally recognized experience in the development of technologies for biomass conversion and carbon dioxide capture.

Information about the division and the department

The announced position is within the project “Advancing Chemical-Looping Combustion of domestic fuels”. The project is funded by the European Clean Energy Transition Partnership and involves ten academic and industrial partners from Sweden, Germany and Finland.

The goal of the project is to further the development of Chemical-Looping Combustion (CLC), a concept related to Fluidized-Bed Combustion (FBC), but which involves the use of chemically active bed materials. CLC provides two important advantages over FBC, namely inherent CO2 sequestration and separation of corrosive ash elements and vulnerable heat-transfer surfaces. These advantages make CLC an ideal technology for Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), which has been identified as a necessary technology for achieving climate policy targets. BECCS involves capturing and storing CO2 absorbed by biomass from the atmosphere during its utilization, and allows for co-generation of negative CO2 emissions, power and heat. In the Nordic countries we have unusual access to biomass resources, unique infrastructure for biomass utilization and technological know-how to realize BECCS in the near term.

Chalmers University of Technology has been a pioneer institution in the development of CLC and related technologies. The goal of the larger project is to advance the technology for waste-derived fuels and to pave way for an industrial-scale CLC demonstration in the immediate future. Your role in the project will be to lead and perform experimental work that relates to operation of a CLC pilot unit, characterization of bed material and ash samples, and application of novel measurement techniques. You will collaborate with a second PhD student at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, which will work within the field of material science and corrosion.

Major responsibilities

Your primary responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own research studies. This includes developing your own scientific concepts and communicating the results of your research verbally and in writing. You are expected to write scientific articles, a mid-term licentiate thesis and defend your doctoral thesis in 5 years. The position also includes teaching in Chalmers' undergraduate programs and certain departmental duties, corresponding to a maximum of 20% of the working time in total. You will also take graduate courses, corresponding to 60 ECTS credits.


To qualify for the position, you need a MSc degree corresponding to at least 240 ECTS credits in any of the following fields of engineering: chemical, mechanical, thermal, energy, environmental, physics, or alike.

Courses in energy-conversion processes, engineering thermodynamics, fluidization, heat and mass transfer and biomass utilization are meritorious. Experience from practical experimental work in lab environment, or experience from thermal or process industries, are meritorious.

The position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and preferably also in Swedish. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

For more information about what we offer and the application procedure, please visit Chalmers Webpage. See link: PhD student in biomass utilization with carbon capture and storage

Om jobbet

Antal tjänster1
FöretagsnamnChalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
LönFast månads- vecko- eller timlön
Omfattning6 månader eller längre
Typ av anställningVanlig anställning


Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB söker en person till denna tjänst som doktorand med placerings i Göteborg. Om det låter intressant att arbeta som doktorand hos Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB skickar du in din ansökan senast 2023-10-26.

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