POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment (LAE), to perform research aimed at improving our understanding of life cycle emissions of petroleum-derived fuels and to identify opportunities to mitigate petroleum fuels life cycle emissions. Will explore the technical, environmental, and economic viability of coprocessing biogenic lipids with petroleum feedstocks; develop detailed chemical process models of hydrocracking and fluid catalytic cracking process units in a petroleum refinery in order to characterize the operational impacts of processing a fraction of renewable feedstock together with conventional petroleum feedstocks; and coordinate the day-to-day activities LAE. The model outputs will be used to carry out environmental and economic evaluation of the technologies of interest by using life cycle analysis and techno-economic assessment. Will collaborate with the funding sponsor and LAE’s leadership team and assist in supervising LAE graduate students.
A Ph.D. in chemical engineering or related field, extensive experience in chemical process modeling using Aspen or similar software, significant experience in applying the methods of LCA and TEA to evaluate energy technologies, a record of peer-reviewed publication and a desire to publish the findings of this research project, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
This is a one-year position beginning in early 2019, with the opportunity for extension based on satisfactory performance.
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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, to assume a position in the Stirling Group in collaboration with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory STRIVE Center to help develop a closed-loop, fluent, and intuitive lower extremity exoskeleton that can be easily used by an operator in real-world environments. The position will include opportunities for developing movement prediction algorithms, integration of adaptive controls, and presentation of sensory feedback to the exo-operator. Will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, present at conferences, assist in grant applications, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field; a strong understanding of the neuromotor control of human movement, with experience in lower extremity motions; experience designing and performing human subject research; and an interest in human-exoskeleton teams. Excellent documentation and strong interpersonal skills desired; as are the ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary team setting, prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, and perform independent tasks. Recommended experience includes human-in-the loop control systems, human-machine interfaces, brain-machine interfaces, exoskeletons, or exosuits; experience with physiological signal acquisition (e.g., IMU, EMG, EEG), processing, feature extraction, and modeling; and experience with programming (e.g., MATLAB, C++, Python). Must be able to commit to one year (with potential for renewal to two to three years) and have U.S. citizenship.
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