Research Associate Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)

Loughborough University - Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Fixed-term until 31 May 2019

2 Positions

The Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering are looking to recruit two Research Associates in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC).

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) are increasingly emerging as high efficiency devices for the generation electricity and heat from a wide range of fuels. Considerable progress has been made on the development of materials, cells and stacks in recent years, but scope exists to diversify the technologies for new applications. SOFCs exhibit desirable properties and are able to leverage their sensitivity to gas composition/concentrations to perform the niche role for high temperature sensing functions. Sensing hydrocarbon species is of great interest and utility, and thus we endeavour to advance our understanding of the behaviour of nano-composites, electrode and electrolyte materials to attain, monitor and tailor output signals according to the gas species concentration. The project aims to develop a prototype of a natural gas sensor that is to be specifically engineered to work with common variable rates of commercial natural gas. The project will focus on tracking methane and hydrogen detection, within targeted accuracy limits, from which we aim to generate further commercial opportunities and viabilities.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Jung-Sik Kim, J.Kim@lboro.ac.uk, 01509 227219.

Application closing date: 15 June 2018.

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