Research Fellow in Biofuels and Solar Resource

United Kingdom
Aug 06, 2018
Aug 31, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?

Do you have a research background in biofuels production and utilisation and wish to contribute to the development of resilient energy distribution for developing countries?

Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting consortium that seeks to address the socio-economic, technical and operational challenges in the development of low-cost, resilient, and reliable microgrids in Tanzania, Uganda, Congo Brazzaville and Indonesia. The post is part of the recently RCUK funded £1.5m 'CRESM-HYRES' project (Creating Resilient Sustainable Microgrids through Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems) under the umbrella of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund managed by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.This project brings together a team of expert researchers in renewable energies and microgrid design and operation across research groups from the Faculties of Engineering and Environment at The University of Leeds. In addition there is active collaboration with academic partners at the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) in Uganda, and Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) in Indonesia, and there may be opportunities to visit project partners overseas. Holding a PhD (or close to completion) in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, you will have an excellent working knowledge of diesel engine operation, with practical experience on engine set up, testing, and emission measurements, and a track record of engine test bed set up. You will also have experience of numerical simulation, preferably in process modelling and flow-sheeting, and an understanding of biofuels production pathways and properties.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Hu Li, School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCaPE)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7754 or email: 

Dr Valerie Dupont, Reader in Low Carbon Energy (SCaPE)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2503 or email:




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