MS/MEng/Undergraduate research opportunity in numerical simulations in the Erickson Lab
The Erickson Lab (http://www.ericksonlab.org/) seeks an MS/MEng/undergraduate student at Cornell with an interest in numerical simulations (heat & mass transfer, CFD, chemical reaction) with COMSOL. The available position will focus on the structure optimization for the HI-Light project, a solar-thermal chemical reactor technology for converting CO2 to fuels like syngas or methanol.
The expected qualifications include:
- The position is available immediately and requires a minimum of one full academic year commitment (Aug 2019-May 2020).
- Preferences will be given to Cornell MS/MEng students, and undergraduates in the junior/senior level, with a background in MechE, ChemE, MSE, AEP or relevant
- Proficiency in CAD will be required. A basic understanding of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and reaction kinetics will be
- Preference will be given to candidates with a background in numerical simulations. Prior experience of using COMSOL will be preferred but not
The successful candidate will be working with Elvis Cao (https://www.elviscao.com/), a Ph.D. student in the Erickson lab, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy. Publishing opportunities can be expected.
Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief statement outlining their qualifications for the position to Elvis Cao at email@example.com. Included the words “HI-Light Technology Simulation Research Position” in the subject line. Please elaborate on your relevant skills in the email body.
HI-Light is a solar-thermal chemical reactor technology for converting CO2 to fuels like syngas or methanol. The technology seeks to achieve a kind of artificial photosynthesis – combining sunlight, CO2 and chemicals to photocatalytically produce renewable fuels.