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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee – Hydrogen Modeling and Analysis in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee – Hydrogen Modeling and Analysis

Requisition Number: 408739 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: ES-Energy Systems

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Systems Assessment Group of the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has been conducting hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and infrastructure analysis for over 10 years. With support from DOE, the group has developed the HDSAM (Hydrogen Delivery Scenario Analysis Model) for hydrogen delivery analysis, the HRSAM (Hydrogen Refueling Station Analysis Model) for hydrogen refueling analysis, the HDRSAM (Hydrogen Refueling Station Analysis Model) for heavy-duty fuel cell vehicle refueling analysis, the H2SCOPE (Hydrogen Station Cost Optimization and Performance Evaluation) model for thermodynamic evaluation of various onboard storage pressure and dispensing options/methods, and the GREETTM (Greenhouse gas, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) model for life-cycle analysis of hydrogen and other advanced fuels for transportation applications.

The Systems Assessment Group has been interacting with industries, government agencies, and research institutions in evaluating the cost of delivering hydrogen from the production facility to the vehicles’ tanks. The current research includes examining various components in the gaseous and liquid hydrogen delivery pathways, identifying major cost drivers in various delivery options, and suggesting options to reduce the total delivery cost of hydrogen. The group is also examining use of hydrogen across various industries and developing demand scenarios for any required locations, in addition to exploring the potential of new innovative technologies and pathways for reducing the hydrogen cost for the consumer.

A post-doctoral appointee position is now open to conduct in-depth techno-economic analysis of various liquid and gaseous hydrogen delivery pathways suitable for various demand scenarios and applications including refueling stations, and industries. The candidate will use existing models to evaluate various technology options for reducing hydrogen delivery and refueling infrastructure costs. The candidate will collect data from the technical literature and through interactions with other national laboratories, academia, industry, and other organizations. The candidate will work with the hydrogen analysis team in expanding the existing Argonne models to evaluate the potential of current and new technologies in achieving the DOE performance and cost targets of dispensed hydrogen.

  • Qualified individuals should have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 3 years in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or other related areas.
  • Candidates should also be familiar with thermodynamics, heat transfer, and life cycle analysis methods.
  • The candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer programming skills, preferably in MS Excel and Visual Basic.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

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