Modeling Gas and Temperature Profiles in a Chemical Reactor in an Atomic-Resolution Microscope

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
Electron Microscopy for Energy and the Environment Research Group
Faculty Name: 
Peter Crozier
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

chemical engineering

Compensation: 
paid
Closing Date: 
May 15, 2019
Location or Campus: 
Tempe
Hours Per Week: 
full time (35+)

Desired Academic Year: 
Junior
Senior
Project Description: 

This summer, the Electron Microscopy for Energy and the Environment Research Group has an open paid research position, and seeking a motivated student to work on a computational model of a chemical reactor.

The model simulates gas and temperature profiles during catalytic reactions that occur in an atomic-resolution microscope. For this project, students need to know heat and mass transfer, catalytic reaction kinetics and thermodynamics, and preferably some basics of finite element modeling. Junior (or higher) chemical engineering students are encouraged to apply. A previous student developed an almost-complete version of the model, and the research group would like to finish the job.

Research assistants will be expected to work full time. This is a major requirement of the position. Please do not apply to this position if you are unable to work on the project full time. It is a paid position.

Depending on the progress of the project, the paid position will remain available until the end of the Spring 2020 semester. This could be a good position for those students who wish to do a research-based, honors thesis or do research over the next year.

If this project is of interest, please email Joshua Vincent your statement of interest, unofficial transcript, and resume at Joshua.Vincent@asu.edu. Previous research experience is not required. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The earliest start date available is May 6th.

To learn more about the group's research, click the following link: http://crozier.faculty.asu.edu/.



Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

If this project is of interest, please email Joshua Vincent your statement of interest, unofficial transcript, and resume at Joshua.Vincent@asu.edu. Previous research experience is not required. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The earliest start date available is May 6th.