Postdoctoral Fellowship in Optimal Integration of Energy and Intensified Systems at the University of Waterloo

The Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for a 12 month postdoctoral fellowship appointment in Optimal Operation of Emerging Energy and intensified Systems under the supervision of Professors Luis Ricardez-Sandoval.

The aim of this project is to perform optimal integration of advanced energy and CO2 capture systems applying process intensification principles. The candidates for this position must have solid expertise in computer programming, chemical process optimization, process control, and first-principles modelling of chemical systems. In particular, the candidate must have expertise in solving nonlinear dynamic optimization problems using state-of-the-art optimization software. A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research in areas closely related to optimal process integration of energy and chemical systems. Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position and the candidate’s background in the areas, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters.

There is no deadline to apply to this position and candidates will be evaluated until the position is filled. The selected candidate is expected to start working on the project at their earliest convenience. Interested individuals should send their application to Luis Ricardez-Sandoval ( The salary for this position will be similar to that offered by the NSERC postdoctoral fellowship program and commensurable with the background and activities to be developed by the applicant. Only applicants that fit the profile outlined above for this position will be contacted.

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”.