Membrane Application Engineer

Position Overview

As a membrane application engineer, you will work with the business development, R&D and engineering teams to design, operate, and evaluate hollow fiber membrane systems for gas or liquid separation applications using custom built and standard testing apparatus. You will be interacting with business leaders to provide application data supporting value propositions to customers. Working at a vibrant small business, you will be exposed to and integrated into the entire technical team (R&D, engineering, manufacturing, and operations). Most projects will involve the frequent interaction with business development leaders in dealing with real-life hollow fiber membrane applications by building experimental systems, setting up analytical equipment, running experiments, and interpreting the results into actionable outcomes in the gas/liquid separation applications.

  • Work with the business leaders to deliver the requested results in the hollow fiber
    membrane applications related to gas separation and liquid separation on a timely manner.
  • Build and test research-scale equipment (hardware, control systems, electronics) to validate the performance of advanced nanoporous materials (i.e. separation, adsorption, and filtration systems, on both liquid and gas phases).
  • Generate application related data in a presentable manner that respond to customer needs and provide innovative solutions to common problems.
  • Identify and develop the testing methods and contribute to the experimental and system designs.
  • Execute experiments, analyze the data, and reach to actionable conclusions meaningful to internal and external customers.
  • In an environment of continuous improvement, identify and champion enhancements to processes and systems throughout the RD&E organization.

Individual Characteristics

  • You have hands-on experience of building and operating a lab or pilot-scale hollow fiber module system related to thin-film composites or mixed-matrix membranes for gas/liquid separation.
  • You have demonstrated experience in design, construction, and operation of gas permeation evaluation equipment or other related R&D focused manifolds, including the operation of analytical equipment such as a mass spectrometer or gas chromatograph.
  • You have demonstrated experience in characterizing gas or liquid transport properties in nanoporous materials such as zeolites/MOFs carbons and(or) polymeric films.
  • You have demonstrated ability in characterizing nanoporous materials or membranes with analytical techniques such as, but not limited to, adsorption measurements, powder X-ray diffraction, SEM, and NMR.
  • You have experience with synthesizing nanoporous materials and understanding of interfacial chemistry and physics on substrates is a plus.
  • You have the ability to collaborate with computationally focused research engineers to troubleshoot experimental designs and explain scientific observations.
  • You adhere to and support safety protocols around high-pressure systems and flammable/toxic gases and liquids.


At NuMat's main office in beautiful Skokie, IL.


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