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Professor of Chemical Engineering (Advanced Materials)

Requisition ID:  10761

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  06-Sep-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Closing Date: 03.10.21


Engineering at Newcastle is truly pushing the boundaries of fundamental and applied chemical engineering into new and exciting applications such as the future of energy, sustainability, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and process industries.  The Professor in Chemical Engineering (Advanced Materials) would complement existing strengths and provide the breadth of expertise and leadership required to further establish Newcastle as a major centre for advanced materials and chemical engineering research.


Based within the Chemical Engineering discipline, but with an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty ambition, the appointee will contribute to the further development of our expertise in design, development and characterisation of new materials.  Novel materials are at the heart of addressing global challenges e.g. affordable and durable renewable energy generation, conversion and storage technologies and environmentally friendly adhesives and biosensors for cancer diagnosis.  The ability to correlate the structure and functionality of materials is central to the successful and timely development of new materials, and materials for new application.  Our current complement of staff highlights real research excellence and translational impact in the synthesis and modelling of new materials for energy, healthcare, information technology, construction, and environmental applications (including sustainable plastics).  Focusing on material characterisation, this post will significantly increase research capability, expertise and opportunities, collaboratively expanding the area of engineering materials, including our facility for materials characterisation (NEXUS), which will be located in the near future in a new facility in the Stephenson building on the Newcastle main Campus. 


The Professor of Chemical Engineering will join the the Advanced Materials and Electrochemical Engineering Science Group in developing advanced material design and characterisation activities across the University, with particular interest in further developing the capability through developing new technology or extending applications across the diverse chemical engineering field.  The postholder would lead in obtaining new state of the art instruments in NEXUS, which are complementary to other techniques based on optical, soft-x ray and hard X-ray excitations. The appointee will build research, innovation and skills development partnerships and develop the societal and business impact of their research. 


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact the Head of School Professor Ian Postlethwaite at Ian.Postlethwaite@newcastle.ac.uk


Interviews are scheduled for 18.11.2011


To view the Candidate Briefing Pack please click here


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 10761