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Post-Doc Opportunity at Johns Hopkins in Methane Decomposition, Carbon Capture Systems & Energy Markets

  • 1.  Post-Doc Opportunity at Johns Hopkins in Methane Decomposition, Carbon Capture Systems & Energy Markets

    Posted 11 days ago
    Please distribute widely, and contact me if you have any interest. Am glad to answer any questions!   Ben Hobbs,

    Post-Doc Opportunity in Methane Decomposition, Carbon Capture Systems & Energy Markets

    We are recruiting a post-doctoral research associate to make a multi-disciplinary assessment of
    the impact of natural gas decomposition to hydrogen and solid carbon, mixing policy, technical,
    and economic perspectives. This work is funded by a JHU Discovery Award entitled "The
    Carbon Age: Prospects for Lowering CO 2 Emissions in the Short Term by Increasing Fossil Fuel
    Use?!," a deliberately provocative title intended to spur creative analysis of whether emerging
    fossil fuel-related technologies may lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and what gaps
    in technology and policy exist to hinder adoption. The post-doctoral fellow will be supervised
    by Prof. Ben Hobbs (Environmental Health and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering),
    Prof. Sarah Jordaan (Energy Resources and Environment, JHU School of Advanced International
    Studies), and Prof. Jonah Erlebacher (Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of
    Engineering). We especially encourage candidates with demonstrated capabilities or
    experience in energy systems and economics modeling.  Familiarity with integrated national
    models such as NEMS or MARKAL is a plus.

    A Ph.D. and skills relevant to the proposed work are required.

    Potential applicants should please apply directly at Please include your cover
    letter, CV, list of names/contacts of three references, and copies of relevant publications. If you
    require sponsorship for work authorization, please be sure to include this information in your
    Interfolio package.  For fullest consideration, apply by Jan. 1, 2022.

    Questions can sent to Prof. Hobbs (, Prof. Jordaan ( or
    Prof. Erlebacher ( putting "Post-Doc Opportunity in Methane
    Decomposition" in the subject line.  

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    B.F. Hobbs, Theodore K. and Kay W. Schad Professor of Environmental Management