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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Improved Manufacturing of Biofuels and Bio-Derived Products

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Applied Chemicals and Materials Division

RO# Location
50.64.72.C0012 Boulder, CO

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Kroenlein, Kenneth kenneth.kroenlein@nist.gov 303.497.4852
Mansfield, Elisabeth elisabeth.mansfield@nist.gov 303.497.6405

Description

Biofuels and bio-derived products are of interest to a variety of companies as they seek to develop more renewable and environmentally friendly manufacturing options. Whether a product is derived from a lignocellulosic feedstock, algae-based or the result of a pyrolysis conversion of a feedstock, effective process development is a necessary step towards achieving a product useful to industry. Process designers rely on good thermophysical property data to design effective manufacturing systems. Proposals are sought from researchers who have an interest in improving separations and distillations through the measurement of property data or improved modeling of thermophysical property data. Proposals could be written to improve data and models for a specific chemical set related to bio-derived products, develop an instrument for improved property measurements, or focus on an improved model or correlation.

 

Keywords:
Thermophysical properties; Biofuels; Chemical engineering; Separations; Process design;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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