Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Circular Economy applied to Engineering

Heriot-Watt University - The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an international research reputation and close connections to the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology. Our research ranges from fundamental chemical, physical and biological sciences through to engineering, with applications in biology, medicine, energy, photonics, chemical and biochemical processes, and manufacturing amongst others, all of which are supported by strong external funding. We have around 120 full-time academic staff driving this research activity, based in 5 research institutes: Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering; Institute of Chemical Sciences; Institute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences; Institute of Sensors, Signals & Systems; and the Institute of Biological Chemistry, BioPhysics & BioEngineering. Together with the University of Edinburgh we represent the “most powerful” General Engineering unit in the UK, as measured by the recent REF.

We are seeking candidates with a record that will demonstrate that they can become a leading international researcher in the Circular Economy, specifically in relation to biomass and organic waste valorisation. This should complement our existing strengths in food and drink, ingredients, non-food chemicals and (bio)technological approaches to their generation.

  • the design of wet, dry, solvent and biological chemical/mechanical bio refining systems;
  • biological/chemical process engineering, including process control using multi-sensor approaches and actuators;
  • workflows and process construction for final high value product development and optimisation;

Heriot-Watt has a strong reputation with industry for our graduates and our practical research. As well as contributing to the innovative research done within the School, successful candidates will be expected to contribute to developing and delivering teaching. 

Candidates should have a first degree in chemical engineering or mechanical engineering (or a closely related discipline), a PhD in one of the areas of interest to us and a record of publications in internationally recognised journals. Commensurate with level of appointment, candidates are also expected to have secured external research funding.

Closing date: 11 Dec 2016 22:59

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