PhD Position: Evaluation and Optimization of Processes for Liquefaction of Natural Gas (LNG)
Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology Department of Energy and Process Engineering


PhD Position: Evaluation and Optimization of Processes for Liquefaction of Natural Gas (LNG)

LNG is the fastest growing energy carrier in the world and has increasing importance for Norway. Sources of natural gas to be liquefied as well as application areas for LNG become increasingly diversified. This opens up for improving existing as well as developing new concepts for liquefaction of natural gas. Such plants are very energy intensive, and there is a need to evaluate, to compare and to improve process concepts for LNG production to increase their efficiency. This requires Process Modeling and Optimization in combination with advanced Thermodynamics and domain knowledge about Low Temperature (sub-ambient) Processes.

This research project is part of a collaboration program between NTNU and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with funding from Statoil, the Research Council of Norway and NTNU. Aresearch stay of 6-12 months at MIT in Cambridge (Boston), USA, will be a natural part of this PhD project. In fact, one professor at NTNU and one professor at MIT will jointly supervise the PhD candidate.

The PhD fellowship is available for 4 years starting a.s.a.p. but no later than the 2nd half of 2013.

More details about the position is available including where the application also should be filed.

Deadline for Applications: 20 May 2013

Contact person:
Professor Truls Gundersen (truls.gundersen@ntnu.no); phone: +47 916 817 26


 

 


Publisert 26. april 2013