From: University of Melbourne
Project: MOF Scale-up
The successful applicant will work on a project funded by the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) to explore how smart materials, called metal-organic frameworks (or MOFs) can be used to capture and concentrate CO2 with minimum energy requirements. The project is also investigating how MOFs can be used to convert CO2 into useful substances, including feedstocks for agriculture, hydrocarbon fuels and precursors to complex metal oxides for use in solar cells.
The project team involves researchers from the CSIRO, the University of Sydney, Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, the University of Adelaide and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
The appointee will be based at the University of Melbourne and will specifically consider the scale up of MOFs identified as holding promising separation or conversion capabilities. They will assist in the development of MOF architectures and test MOF membrane performance under a range of industrially relevant conditions.
The appointee is expected to undertake original research and participate actively in the research activities of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. They are expected to report on the outcomes of their work in a timely fashion through both oral presentation and written material. It is expected that the written material will form part of reports presented to industrial collaborators and be suitable for publication in scholarly journals.
Location: Parkville, VIC
Tenure: 1 year
Ref No: 0029206
For Further Details contact: Professor Sandra Kentish