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The Maginn Group at Notre Dame

Our research group develops and utilizes advanced molecular-level simulation methods to discover the link between the chemical structure and composition of materials and their thermophysical properties. Much of our current efforts are devoted to energy and environmental applications.

We are part of the Notre Dame Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Laboratory (COMSEL), a state-of-the-art research facility where engineers and scientists come together to use molecular-based computational methods to solve some of the most pressing problems facing the world today.

Postdoc position available!
A postdoctoral researcher position is currently open. The successful candidate will be jointly mentored by Prof. Ed Maginn in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Prof. Tengfei Luo in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. This position emphasizes molecular simulations of ionic liquids and phase equilibria for water treatment applications and is funded by the National Science Foundation. This project seeks to develop high throughput simulation methods to explore new ionic liquids that can be used in a revolutionary process for water desalination.

A Ph.D. degree in chemistry, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or related disciplines is required. Previous research experience with molecular simulations is essential. Experience in machine learning and Python programming will be a plus but is not required. Candidates should be willing to learn these new skills if such experience does not exist. A one-year contract and competitive salary will be provided. Renewal for another year is possible depending on performance. To apply, please email a copy of CV along with the names of three references to tluo@nd.edu (Dr. Tengfei Luo) and/or ed@nd.edu (Dr. Ed Maginn). More information on Luo’s research can be found on monsterlab.nd.edu, on Maginn’s research can be found on http://sites.nd.edu/maginn-group/.

The College of Engineering at Notre Dame is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.  Visit us at https://engineering.nd.edu.

Contact Info:
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 250 Nieuwland Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA