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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Computational Investigation of Carbon Capture Materials

Location

NIST Center for Neutron Research

RO# Location
50.61.01.C0675 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

name email phone
Taner Yildirim taner@nist.gov 301.975.6228
Wei Zhou wzhou@nist.gov 301.975.8169

Description

Carbon capture materials play an important role in meeting global energy and climate goals. We conduct detailed computational investigations (DFT calculations, Monte Carlo simulation, etc.) of a wide spectrum of candidate materials, to achieve fundamental understanding of the chemical and structural interactions governing the carbon capture processes. Research topics include: sorption materials, carbon mineralization, catalytic conversion of CO2 into fuels, direct air capture, machine learning for large-scale material screening etc. Working closely with experimental teams at NIST, our computational efforts complement the experimental findings, help better understand the CO2 capture mechanisms, and suggest possible routes for improving existing materials and designing new materials.

Keywords:
carbon capture; carbon storage; carbon utilization; carbon sequestration; carbon conversion; direct air capture; sorption; mineralization; catalysis; first-principles calculations; density functional theory; monte carlo simulation; machine learning

Eligibility

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

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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