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Clean Energy Systems Integration Lab Energy, Buildings, and Systems




CESI lab is dedicated to finding novel systems integration strategies that will result in cleaner generation and permit greater use of renewable energy sources. Some of the topics being researched include: Oxy-FC, Optimal Dispatch of Distributed Generation and Storage, Wind-2-Hydrogen, Reversible SOFC, Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Hybrids, and much more.


Post-Doctoral Research Position in Pressurized SOFC testing and integrated systems analysis

CESI lab at Washington State University is advertising a 2-year research fellowship studying pressurized solid oxide fuel cells, electrolyzers, and multi-functional electrochemical ceramics. The majority of the work will support a 2-year ARPA-E study of SOFC integrated with a gas turbine using a novel de-coupled hybrid approach. Research partners Capstone Turbines, Saint Gobain, and RTM will provide turbine, SOFC, and oxygen membrane expertise. This work is largely experimental with state-of-the-art test facilities. Desirable skills include prior experience with SOFC and SOEC testing, knowledge of impedance spectroscopy, and knowledge of BSCF membranes. The post-doc will be expected to contribute to mentoring of 8+ PhD students researching SOFC, micro-grid control optimization, building energy modeling, and food-energy-water science. Strong background in Matlab and/or Python is preferred. Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering backgrounds are welcome.

Please visit for more information and contact with your CV, your research interests and career goals, and several suggested times for a telephone interview if interested.

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