November 9, 2020
Liquid Hydrogen Reactor Design
Liquid Hydrogen is increasingly being considered as an option for both high density renewable energy storage and as a means of exporting green hydrogen. A critical step however in liquefying hydrogen is the highly exothermic ortho- to para-hydrogen spin isomer conversion that needs to be completed prior to liquefaction. The focus of the proposed PhD program will be to develop kinetic models of this unique conversion process and to subsequently use this to design cost effective large-scale hydrogen liquefaction processes. This fully funded PhD position is a collaboration between UWA and CSIRO and will involve a 6 month secondment to their Energy division.
Requirements: A suitable degree in one of the following:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
For further details or to apply please contact Prof. Mike Johns