This includes areas such as heterogeneous catalysis, material synthesis and characterization, reaction engineering, physical properties, and separations. Its purpose is to apply this expertise to existing business needs by generating deep insights into the fundamentals of current conversion processes, developments and products, and to support emerging business needs through the identification and early appraisal of new process/product options.
The role is an opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team responsible for fundamental and exploratory studies in chemistry to support BP group operations and to appraise and develop new technology options for business renewal. The Centre of Expertise for Applied Chemistry and Physics is a global team w ith expertise in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences. The main technical hub is in Hull, UK with spokes also located in Naperville, US and Dalian, China.
The Research Engineer will provide process engineering expertise to underpin BP’s current and emerging conversion processes, and to evaluate new processes of potential future interest to BP. This will include technical and conceptual evaluation of new ideas generated from within the CoE ACP, by our academic collaborators, or from the external sources. The role includes responsibility for safe and compliant operation of experimental facilities within the scope agreed with the US Science Team Leader and may include the supervision of technicians working within the team’s laboratory. Development of in-house specialist capabilities in experimental process research is a key aspect of the role and may be accompanied by process, kinetic or other theoretical modelling and in-depth data analysis.