Research Assistant Position on Carbon Capture and Utilization, Laboratory for Low-Carbon Energy and Environmental Sustainability University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

Position Title: Research Assistant Position on Carbon Capture and Utilization

Organization: Laboratory for Low-Carbon Energy and Environmental Sustainability University of Wyoming

Location: Laramie, WY

Organization Overview: The Laboratory for Low-Carbon Energy and Environmental Sustainability in the Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Wyoming has a fully funded research assistant position available now, which will span the 2022-2023 academic year and may be extended.

The Laboratory for Low-Carbon Energy and Environmental Sustainability promotes a longterm vision for the role of both technology and policy to cope with complex energy, environmental and natural resource challenges. The laboratory conducts systems research that addresses technical, economic, and policy issues related to low-carbon energy and environmental systems and provides scientific support for technological and policy developments. Research topics of interest mainly include low-carbon energy systems, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), low-grade heat & water recovery and reuse, and the energy-water nexus under carbon constraints for climate change mitigation.

Position Overview: A research assistant will be recruited to work on a carbon capture and utilization project. This project will examine the feasibility that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from fossil fuel-fired electric generating units in the State of Wyoming to make concrete used in public works projects. In addition, this project will also evaluate the effect of this potential CO2 utilization on the retrofit viability of CO2 capture projects in the state.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a full resume to Cline Chair Prof. Haibo Zhai by email at hzhai@uwyo.edu. Graduate students who have a technical background in environmental science and engineering or chemical/ petroleum/mechanical engineering are strongly encouraged. Senior undergraduate students will also be considered.