Research Associate - Chemical Reactor Modeling, Emulation and Multi-Unit Optimization of Microphotosynthetic Fuel Cells
Last updated: September 29, 2023, 9:22 a.m.
Research Associate under the CARE Union at Concordia University
$26.68 to $36.94 per hour
37.5 hours per week
Possibly November 2023
Principal Investigators or Immediate Supervisors
Dr. M. Packirisamy, Dr. P. Pillay and Dr. R. Sedaghati
1515 Ste Catherine Ouest, Montreal, QC, H4B 1R6
Optical Bio Microsystems Lab/Power Lab/Optimization Lab at Concordia University
September 28, 2023 to October 12, 2023
The Optical Bio Microsystems Laboratory, the Centre for Urban and Renewable Electrical Energy and the Optimization Laboratory of Concordia University are conducting pioneering research dedicated to advancing foundational and translational technologies in renewable energies, photosynthetic power cells, modeling of fuel cell modeling, emulation of fuel cells, optimization of complex systems and integration of technologies.
Optical Bio Microsystems Laboratory, Center for urban and renewable electrical energy and Optimization Laboratory at Concordia University is seeking a Research Associate to contribute to the collaborative research project on modeling, control, simulation and multi-variable optimization of bioelectrical cells, especially the photosynthetic power cell using multiple renewable sources.
This Research Associate will support the ongoing research collaboration that on the one hand involves mathematical aspects such as modeling, simulation, process control and multi variable optimization, while on the other hand understanding of chemical, biological and electrical elements present in the system. The candidate will be facilitating both internal and external collaborations investigating the interface between multiple disciplines and multiple mathematical tools.
The Research Associate will play a pivotal role in Optical Bio Microsystems Laboratory, Center for urban and renewable electrical energy and Optimization Laboratory of Concordia University, and integrating them for the study and maturing of photosynthetic power cell based technologies. The candidate must demonstrate initiative, drive, and accountability. Reporting to and working closely with Dr M. Packirisamy, Dr P. Pillay and Dr. R. Sedaghati, the Platform Coordinator will assume the following responsibilities:
- Collaborate with Optical Bio Microsystems Laboratory, Center for urban and renewable electrical energy and Optimization Laboratory.
- Guidance of graduate students and researchers in modeling, simulation , process control and optimization.
- Develop models of microphotosynthetic cell using microbial fuel cell reactor concepts.
- Develop simulation methods for microphotosynthetic cell towards the goal of optimal power production.
- Leading integration of activities of Optical Bio Microsystems Laboratory, Center for urban and renewable electrical energy and Optimization Laboratory
- Verification and fine tuning of model with experimental test results on microphotosynthetic cell
- Provide scientific mentorship and technical training.
- Prepare and deliver engaging presentations at conferences and scientific meetings to effectively communicate the research findings, capabilities, and advancements.
- Perform and oversee day-to-day research activities.
- Collaborate effectively within interdisciplinary teams and contribute to multiple concurrent projects while adhering to project deadlines and reporting cycles.
- PhD and minimum five years of experience in fuel cell modeling, reactor modeling and multi parameter optimization
- A minimum of five years of pertinent work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- A minimum of five years of experience in microbial/fuel cell modeling and optimization
- Proficiency in chemical reactor modeling and various optimization techniques
- Familiarity with academic laboratory setting is important.
- Experience with student and lab training is an asset.
- Programming and optimization skills are an asset.
- Demonstrated passion for microbial and fuel cell modeling with chemical engineering reactor fundamentals is desired.
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Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
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