Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Open until Filled
Full Time/Part Time
Full-Time (1.0 FTE)
The Particle Gel Conformance Control Center at Missouri University of Science & Technology, is seeking one highly motivated Post-Doctoral Fellow starting at early 2022.
1. Develop green crosslinkers for polymer gel applications in oilfields, which usually have high salinity and high temperature.
2. Develop stable swelling materials for gas leakage control.
3. Develop high-temperature stable polymer gels for geothermal reservoirs.
Ph.D. degree in Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Petroleum Engineering is preferred. Research experience related to the oil industry is a plus.
The candidates with experience in monomer and polymer structure design, hydrogel synthesis are required, and the experience with self-healing material and pilot production is a plus. Specifically, the ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
Familiar with monomer and soluble polymer design using vinyl-based or other commercial monomers.
Experience with polymer synthesis, including bulk, solution, emulsion, and controlled free radical polymerization mechanisms and reagents. Familiar with swelling materials of good hydrothermal stability and/or hydrogels is a plus.
Familiar with mechanism, composition, and design of self-healing materials.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; team-oriented and collaborative approach.
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