Post-doctoral Researcher

The Dunn Systems Analysis Research Group at Northwestern University is seeking two post-doctoral researchers for positions that are open.  We wish to fill these positions as soon as possible.

More information on the Dunn Systems Analysis Research Group is available at

The first position involves collaboration with experimental partners at multiple institutions to develop water treatment technologies that reduce N2O emissions and increase energy output from waste water treatment plants.  We build TEA and LCA models to characterize these new technologies, advise our experimental partners where they should focus their efforts to enhace cost effectiveness and sustainablity, and consider the role of this technology in the broader decarbonization of the wastewater treatment plant sector.  

The second position involves enhancing the recyclability and bio-based content of polyurethanes.  Again, we collaborate with experimentalists to guide research direction and carry out analyses to assess the energy, cost, and environmental impacts of polyurethanes when they are more readily recyclable and include more bio-based content.

Successful candidates will have experience with life cycle assessment or a very strong technical background related to water systems or polymer engineering.

This position is in Evanston, Illinois on the shores of Lake Michigan and very close to the City of Chicago.  The Dunn Research Group has about eight members and enjoys collaborating with colleagues within the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, and the University of Minnesota along with Argonne National Laboratory.



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  • Application deadline: Oct 21, 2022
  • Northwestern University
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Evanston, IL
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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