Research Engineer – Chemical Engineering Jobs in Niskayuna, NY at GE

Title: Research Engineer – Chemical Engineering

Company: GE

Location: Niskayuna, NY

Job Description SummaryGE Research is looking for a Research Engineer with capabilities in chemical engineering. The Research Engineer will conduct research on advanced engineered material systems as applied to industrial challenges across aviation, additive manufacturing, renewable energy, healthcare and the power generation. You will be responsible for applying chemical engineering principles, computational modeling approaches and experimental techniques to develop innovative material systems technologies, including sorbents for high-value extractions, in decarbonization, including carbon capture, and atmospheric water extraction.

Job Description
Essential Responsibilities

Conduct basic and applied research in sorption and separation technologies, including sorbent fabrication, scale-up and process engineering, system design, fabrication & testing, process development and optimization, and performance evaluation.

Determine system level performance requirements and develop fundamental system knowledge through fluid dynamic and mass transfer experimentation and modeling, system engineering cost analyses and sorption and separations mechanisms. Iteratively improve performance for various applications, such as carbon capture (direct air and post-combustion) and atmospheric water extraction.

Apply chemical engineering principles, computational modeling tools, and experimental skills to develop material and energy balances and kinetic and thermal models to provide process and system design insight. Use experimental data to understand separation mechanisms and define the kinetic and thermodynamic factors impacting various separation unit operations.

Work with synthetic and process chemists to develop robust methods for producing novel sorbents, including metal organic frameworks (MOF) and polymeric resins.

Identify novel material system structures and system configurations with improved performance (flux, selectivity, etc.), greater reliability, and lower energy requirements, especially under relevant environmental conditions (pressure, temperature, flow).

Design & execute experiments, while independently leading tasks that result in impact for GE businesses and customers. Identify key technical issues and produce cutting edge technical breakthroughs.

Be a member of a multidisciplinary team, including chemists, material scientists, chemical engineers, thermal engineers, and mechanical engineers to develop functional materials across diverse application spaces.

Build relationships with colleagues at GE Research with a wide variety of technical expertise and business responsibilities. Engage in all facets of technical development, including laboratory testing, modelling, and prototype and systems development.

Support technology transfer and scale up of the developed processes at pilot and commercial sites and to business and external customers.

Collaborate with technologists and product managers in GE businesses and at external partners to understand needs and product and process requirements.

Identify and form collaborative relationships with academic, national laboratory, industry, government agencies and GE experts to leverage internal capability, increasing impact.

Investigate, identify and pursue external and commercial opportunities, proposing solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges and write white papers and proposals for grant consideration.

Support IP strategy development and prior art analysis, write disclosures and patent applications and collect rigorous exper…

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