Ongeveer 2 uur geleden - Maastricht University (UM) - Maastricht
The postdoctoral fellows will perform cutting-edge research in methods and applications related to data science.
Metallurgical process, zinc extraction
ReclaMet is an up-scaling project funded by EIT Raw Materials. The HIsarna process is a new and groundbreaking smelting reduction process to produce liquid hot metal from iron ores and coal. Due to a declining availability of primary Zinc ores, there is an increased interest in suitable secondary sources of Zn concentrates. This project aims at enriching the zinc content in the HIsarna flue dust to the level which makes it suitable for use in Zn smelters as secondary raw materials. The post-doc will focus on maximising zinc content in the Hisarna flue dust through lab-scale experiments to provide essential conditions and parameters for the larger-scale test runs at our industrial partners. He/she will also study the quality of hot metal and slag from lab- and larger-scale experiments of the HIsarna reactor.
We are looking for inspiring, self-motivated candidates to conduct a project involving the development and upscaling of a groundbreaking new ironmaking technology by our industrial partner. For the PhD position, you have a PhD in extractive metallurgy or chemical engineering. Furthermore, you:
• are enthusiastic about fundamental research linked to the metallurgical industry.
• have experience in high-temperature experimental techniques and skills in various sample characterisation methods (XRF, XRD, SEM, EPMA).
• have good communication skills (high degree of English proficiency) and the ability to work in a team, with industry stakeholders, academics, and technicians.
Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) of Delft University of Technology, undertakes coherent and innovative research dedicated to developing, producing, characterising, and manipulating materials, with a focus on metals. The aim is to develop fundamental understanding forming the basis for better performance and a longer life cycle with preservation of functionality, while at the same time optimising sustainable use of resources and minimising the environmental footprint.
The Metals Production, Refining and Recycling (MPRR) group conducts research into both primary metals production and the development of efficient recycling technologies for strategic metals. Together with the Metals and Sustainable Development (MSD) group, the group aims to deepen the understanding of production and behaviour of metals in relation to industrial and societal needs. For more information: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/organisation/departments/materials-science-and-engineering/research/metals-production-refining-and-recycling/
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